SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT HOBBY LOBBY DECISION

June 30, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case involving women’s access to contraceptive health coverage:

“Women should be making decisions about their health care with their doctors, not their employers. Today’s Supreme Court decision unfortunately jeopardizes basic health care coverage and access to contraception for a countless number of women and I’m very disappointed by the ruling. Blocking access to contraception will have economic and public health consequences that our country cannot afford.”