Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby:

“I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. For-profit corporations are not people. The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling allows the owners of closely held for-profit corporations to impose their religious beliefs on their employees. This decision is bad for women, who could be forced to decide whether to take a job at a company that puts its management’s religious beliefs ahead of its employees’ health. In 2014, we shouldn’t be fighting over whether women should have access to basic and critical health care like birth control, which the majority of Americans support. This decision will hurt American women and their families, and sets a bad precedent for women’s health and first amendment protections in the United States.”

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