Congressman Lowenthal Condemns SCOTUS Ruling On Contraceptive Rights
Congressman Alan Lowenthal released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court ruling today on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case:"This marks a serious defeat for all women, whose private medical decisions should only be left up to individual women in consultation with their doctors.
I am truly disappointed to see the Supreme Court's all-male majority recognize that ‘closely-held for-profit companies'—which are not people—have a right to the free exercise of religion that apparently trumps a woman's right to make her own healthcare decisions.
The implications of such a decision are deeply troubling. As Justice Ginsberg noted in her minority dissent, the Supreme Court in its ruling, has ‘ventured into a minefield.' I agree. It is a minefield that will have serious and even unforeseen implications for individual liberties in the years to come."