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Statement on Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

LOUISVILLE – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, in which the Court ruled 5-4 that closely held corporations may deny reproductive health coverage to their employees on the basis of the owners’ personal religious beliefs:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case is an affront to women’s health. The Court has introduced a new threat to women’s reproductive rights, placing the personal religious beliefs of employers over the health care needs of their female employees. No one should come between a woman and her doctor – including her boss.”