In the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the first time ever that bosses have the power to deny basic health coverage to their employees. While we don’t yet know exactly how many women will lose coverage of their contraceptive care, we do know that Justice Samuel Alito’s decision was certainly not “narrow.” It opened the door to allow many employers to deny coverage for any type of birth control to their employees.
Just how many organizations are challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s contraception mandate? The count stands at a whopping 82 — so far, according to The Daily Beast. Scroll through the list of companies, nonprofits, and universities below, or share our crazy-long graphic of the list.
Just try not to wear out your finger before you get to the most important part: JOINING THE DISSENT.
List of Organizations challenging ACA’s contraception mandate, as of June 26
(*= Both Nonprofit Profit cases) Source: The Daily Beast, published 6/30/14
Johnson Welded Products
Willis & Willis PC
Midwest Fastener Corp.
Encompass Develop, Design & Construct, LLC.
Eden Foods Incorporated
MK Chambers Company
Mersino Dewatering, Inc.
Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc.
Triune Health Group
Tonn and Blank Construction
Lindsay, Rappaport and Postel, LLC
Hart Electric, LLC
O’Brien Industrial Holdings
American Pulverizer Company
Annex Medical Inc.
Sioux Chief Mfg. Co., Inc.
American Mfg. Company
Bick Holdings, Inc.
Feltl and Co.
Randy Reed Automotive
Doboszenski & Sons, Inc.
Hercules Industries, Inc.
Continuum Health Partnerships & Connessione
Cherry Creek Mortgage Co.
Beckwith Electric Co.
Weingartz Supply Company*
Sharpe Holdings, Inc.*
Catholic Benefits Association*
Belmont Abbey College
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington
Priests for Life
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, et al.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth
Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi
East Texas Baptist University
Catholic Diocese of Beaumont
Michigan Catholic Conference
Right to Life of Michigan
Catholic Diocese of Nashville
Ave Maria Foundation
University of Notre Dame
Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Archdiocese of St. Louis
School of the Ozarks
Colorado Christian University
Southern Nazarene University
Little Sisters of the Poor
Reaching Souls International
Fellowship of Catholic University Students
Diocese of Cheyenne
Eternal World Television Network
Ave Maria University
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta
Persico (Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania)
Zubik (Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Brandt (Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania)
James Dobson (Family Talk radio show and ministry)
If you believe the ruling is an insult to the generations of women who have fought for control over their own bodies, join the dissent. If you believe women's fundamental rights are more important than some employers' personal beliefs, join the dissent. If you want to fight for the right of every woman to make her own private medical decisions without interference from anyone — JOIN THE DISSENT.
Deception Decoder: Expose the Lies Behind Anti-Abortion Laws
Anti-women’s health lawmakers think they can sneak their dangerous, unpopular agenda through if they come up with misleading, pleasant-sounding names for legislation. Decode them and see what each bill should really be called