Tue, Mar 25, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tell the SCOTUS: Let Women, Not Bosses, Decide!

 

As part of the effort to increase access to preventive healthcare services, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires, with limited exceptions, all new health insurance plans to cover FDA-approved contraceptives without cost sharing. That means millions of women are receiving a wide-range of contraceptives – including birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception – without having to pay copays, coinsurance, or deductibles.

But now, some for-profit companies are trying to use religion to get out of providing this vital health care benefit to their female employees. On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the ACA birth control guarantee from two such companies: Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood. The Court will then rule on whether women should make decisions about their birth control or whether their bosses should decide.

The corporations that brought these cases have views that are far outside the mainstream, and the outcome of these cases could have extreme consequences for millions of Americans.

Take action with us to show the Supreme Court that you support the ACA contraceptive coverage guarantee!

  • Sign our open letter to the court. Join us in demanding that the SCOTUS let women, not bosses, decide by signing on to our open letter to the justices on Change. When you sign, feel free to tell your story and explain to the court why this guarantee matters in the lives of women across the nation. (And check off the box that allows us to contact you in the future so we can keep you posted!)
  • Share this action, our petition, and your stories and opinions on social media sites like Twitter using the hashtag #MyBodyMyBC! Help us create community and conversation! 
  • Come to the court! Folks will be meeting on Tuesday, March 25 outside of the Supreme Court building to make their voices heard in this important debate - and you should be there! Come around 8:30 AM and bring your own signs! To sign up to come to the court, fill out the form below. 

Event Location

The Supreme Court
1 First St NE
Washington, DC 20543


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If you're feeling particularly outspoken, nominate yourself to be part of the ongoing People's Mic outside the court. If you'd like to be a volunteer for the March 25 visibility actions, sign up here.