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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

“No woman should have her health care dictated to her by her boss. The overwhelming majority of American women use birth control to stay healthy and plan their families. This is basic access to health care and a decision that belongs to a woman, to be made in consultation with her doctor, not her employer.

“This isn’t just a health care issue, it is an economic issue. The decision to require insurance policies to cover full preventive care saves many women and their families hundreds of dollars each year. If the Supreme Court rules against this policy that is supported by the majority of Americans, it would expose other medical procedures to the whims of an employer, such as vaccines, surgeries and mental health care.

“We respect the religious views of employers but they should not be allowed to impose these views on their employees. That is why I fully expect the Supreme Court to side with the American people.”