Hobby Lobby Bill Falls Short in Senate

in 2014, George Annas, Newsmakers, School of Public Health
July 17th, 2014

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George Annas, School of Public Health

A bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case involving insurance coverage for contraceptives failed in the Senate on Wednesday, leaving supporters and detractors of the court decision in much the same positions as before…

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“The Court is correct on one dimension of its opinion: if universal access to contraceptives is a compelling societal interest, then the provision of such access ought to fall first and foremost on the national government and only secondarily be transferred to private parties.”

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