Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and dozens of House colleagues will introduce the “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act.” The bill would stop for-profit corporations from imposing religious beliefs on employees and denying birth control coverage. The bill maintains existing exemptions for religious employers (e.g., houses of worship) and religious non-profits.
“The owners of a for-profit corporation should never be allowed to decide what health care their female employees can access,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “Affordable access to contraception is essential to the health and economic security of women and their families. This legislation will undo the deeply disappointing precedent set by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, which could result in tens of thousands of women losing access to critically important health care options based on the religious beliefs of their bosses.”