NOW Protests Hobby Lobby: Bosses Should Keep Out of Their Workers’ Bedrooms
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2014
Who: National Organization for Women
What: Protest on Day of Hobby Lobby Supreme Court hearing
When: Tuesday, March 25, 12 – 2PM
Where: In front of Hobby Lobby in Poughkeepsie, NY (1895 S Rd #37, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601)
On March 25th the Supreme Court will hear arguments in an important case that will determine whether employers have the right to deny workers birth control insurance coverage. Hobby Lobby, a craft store with nearly 600 locations nationwide, is suing to block the Affordable Care Act’s provision that requires employers to provide health insurance that includes birth control coverage for their employees.
Contraception is fundamental health care. Businesses should not be able to discriminate against women by providing substandard health care insurance and increasing women’s out-of-pocket expenses. If Hobby Lobby wins this case, bosses everywhere may have the right to pick and choose whether families can access birth control.
“We’re asking shoppers to think about whether they want to increase the bottom line of a company like Hobby Lobby that’s turning around and spending millions to deny their workers the most basic of health care needs — birth control,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women in New York City. “This is an exceedingly important moment for worker’s rights and women’s rights. Individual liberty is at stake.”
“We’ve been fighting to keep the government out of our bedrooms, now we’re fighting to keep our bosses out of our bedrooms,” Ossorio said. “Americans who believe in privacy and individual rights and freedom should pay close attention to this case because the corporate takeover of religious freedom translates into our individual rights being trampled.”
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