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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Issues Statement on Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision

July 7, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tim Ryan today issues the following statement in response to the Supreme Court Ruling allowing exceptions for some corporations from having to comply with the contraceptives mandate within the affordable health care act:

“I am very disheartened to hear that the Supreme Court has chosen to stand against decades of progress made by women. No woman should have to choose between necessary health care and having to pay their bills. This ruling will place many Americans in a difficult situation because of their employers’ ability to force their religious beliefs upon them and it will lead to an increase in unplanned pregnancies.”

“Today’s ruling against women’s rights not only turns back the clock, but also ushers in a new era of uncertainty. Allowing privately-owned corporations the ability to push their religious beliefs onto their employees opens the gate to possible injustices yet to be realized.”