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Cohen Responds to Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

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Location: Memphis, TN

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement upon learning of the Supreme Court's Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision:

"Nothing should come between a woman and her health care decisions," said Congressman Cohen. "Unfortunately, the Supreme Court's decision today puts an employer in that position. I agree with Justice Ginsburg's dissent when she says that "workers who sustain the operations of [for-profit] corporations are not commonly drawn from one religious community.' Because of this, employers should not be able to impose their own religious beliefs upon another individual. The employer should instead be a conduit for an employee to receive health insurance at a better rate than the employee might have otherwise received it."


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