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Tell the Senate: Our Bosses Shouldn't Make Our Birth Control Decisions

(Photo:Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

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The National Women's Law Center has worked for 40 years to expand, protect, and promote opportunity and advancement for women and girls at every stage of their lives—from education to employment to retirement security, and everything in between.

About the Petition

The Supreme Court recently ruled that some bosses can make your birth control decisions for you. Some bosses think their religious beliefs should prevail over the beliefs of their workers—and that they should be able to evade the law that requires them to include birth control in their employees' health coverage.

Allowing some bosses to override the religious beliefs and health needs of their female employees hurts women, especially those already struggling to make ends meet.

Tell Congress to support the Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act and protect birth control access for all women, no matter where they work.

Photo Caption: Demonstrators in support of abortion and contraceptive rights chant in support of their cause after the Hobby Lobby ruling outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 30, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control. 

To: U.S. Senate

The Supreme Court recently ruled that some bosses can make birth control decisions for their employees. Some employers will now have license to harm their workers in the name of religion.

The majority of women across all religions use birth control at some point in their lives, and the majority of Americans believe that women should be able to make decisions about reproductive health care without interference from their bosses.

While the court left the birth control requirement in place, its ruling exempting closely held for-profit companies could jeopardize the health care that women workers need and deserve—and especially hurt women who already struggle to make ends meet.

I urge you to support the Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act, a bill that protects birth control access for all women, no matter where they work. 

Sincerely,

[Your name here] 

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    Debora Michel
    Laguna Hills, CA
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    Austin, TX
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    Midlothian, IL
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    Barrington, IL
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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Oshkosh, WI
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    Austin, TX
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    New York, NY
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    South Wilmington, IL
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    Italy
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    Washington, DC
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    Eureka Springs, AR
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    Ballwin, MO
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    Orange, CA
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