In June Medical Services v. Russo, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a resounding message to politicians all across the country: It is unconstitutional to impose medically unnecessary laws that place an undue burden on a person’s right to safe, legal abortion.
Bosses say that having to complete a simple form certifying their religious objection to birth control "substantially burdens" them. So, instead they propose something that totally burdens everybody else.
On March 23 — the Affordable Care Act’s sixth anniversary — the Supreme Court is hearing an oral argument from bosses trying to block women from the very promise the ACA made to them: birth control coverage without a copay.
In the United States, we’re at a critical turning point on birth control access. The question is: Are we going to continue making a big leaps forward, or are we going to turn back the clock? And the answer is going to be decided, in large part, by the 2016 election.
There’s no question that access to abortion, birth control, and health care at Planned Parenthood is on the line in this election. This is what we’re up against: Every single leading GOP presidential candidate is pushing extreme policies that would make it harder for Americans to access reproductive health care.