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Senate Republicans voted to block legislation on Wednesday to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling and restore the legal right under Obamacare to cost-free contraceptive coverage for most female workers.
And folks, this is why YOUR VOTE is so important. Not only is the US Congress totally nonfunctional, the GOP in Congress is actively stopping those who want progress.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that its decision a day earlier extending religious rights to closely held corporations applies broadly to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the new health care law, not just the handful of methods the justices considered in their ruling.
The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings in favor of businesses that object to covering all 20 methods of government-approved contraception.
Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby Inc. and a Pennsylvania furniture maker won their court challenges Monday in which they refused to pay for two emergency contraceptive pills and two intrauterine devices.
Tuesday’s orders apply to companies owned by Catholics who oppose all contraception. Cases involving Colorado-based Hercules Industries Inc., Illinois-based Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc. and Indiana-based Grote Industries Inc. were awaiting action pending resolution of the Hobby Lobby case.
They are among roughly 50 lawsuits from profit-seeking corporations that object to the contraceptive coverage requirement in their health plans for employees. Contraception is among a range of preventive services that must be included in the health plans, at no extra cost to workers.
The justices also ordered lower courts that ruled in favor of the Obama administration to reconsider those decisions in light of Monday’s 5-4 decision.
Two Michigan-based companies, Autocam Corp. and Eden Foods Inc., both lost their cases in the lower courts. The justices ordered the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decisions against the companies.
If you thought the ruling by SCOTUS yesterday was narrow, think again. ALL forms of contraception are being challenged by for-profit Catholic corporations.
Ladies, if this doesn’t motivate you to get up and vote, I’m afraid nothing will! We haven’t come this far just to sit down and let things go back to the way they were. We have to defend and uphold our hard fought rights every single day, until the makeup of the SCOTUS changes and that can happen only with your involvement, only with your passion, only with you conviction, and, only with your VOTE.
Make your voice heard this November.
And before you know it, we have a game! Go USA!
Watch this video made by an YouTube user and get pumped up!
"Fifty years ago, more than 700 mostly white students from across the country traveled to Mississippi to work with local African-Americans on the “Mississippi Summer Project.” Over a period of 10 weeks, they demanded civil rights for African-Americans and an end to white supremacy. The historic summer came to be known as Freedom Summer."
A year after the students protested in Mississippi, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which is now being attacked again.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a sweeping ruling in favor of digital privacy rights, deciding unanimously that police officers generally need a warrant to search a person’s cell phone once they arrest them.