The Supreme Court dealt a blow to Obamacare today when it ruled the government can’t force companies to pay for contraceptive coverage if it violates the owners religious sensibilities.
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said the so-called Hobby Lobby decision is another in a long line of pro-corporate rulings from the high court.
In a statement, he said:
This is just the latest example of the activist Roberts Court siding with the narrow interests of corporations over those of the American people. Ignoring the clear will of Congress, the Court’s five conservative justices today ruled that corporations have religious beliefs that they can put ahead of the medical well-being of the women who work for them. The decision sets a dangerous precedent by allowing for-profit corporations to meddle in decisions that should be left between a woman and her doctor, and I’m deeply disappointed in the Court’s ruling. It follows an increasingly predictable pattern of five activist, conservative Supreme Court justices deciding in 5-4 decisions that the Constitution and our laws mean whatever the Republican Party and big corporations want them to mean