Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 6, 2015. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in all seven cases requesting review by the high court that challenge no-cost contraceptive services included in the Affordable Care Act’s preventative-service coverage requirements. This includes cases brought by Geneva College, Priests for Life, Little Sisters of the Poor, and others.
Said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America:
“The Affordable Care Act has given millions of American women access to birth-control coverage without a co-pay and, with it, the ability to make their own medical decisions and determine their own destinies. This case could undermine one of the greatest advancements for women’s health in a generation, by sanctioning discrimination over a family-planning service used by over 99 percent of women at some point in their lives.
“The Supreme Court needs to lay this issue to rest once and for all by refusing to grant any discriminatory exceptions to the rights of women in this country, including their own religious freedom. We will not tolerate any institution exercising control over women’s bodies or forcing any individual to adhere to another’s religious beliefs. This isn’t a debate, it’s the law and the Court should rule in favor of protecting this critical health care benefit.”