National Partnership for Women & Families

Women’s Health Leader Applauds Obama Administration for Acting to Protect Coverage for Birth Control, Warns that Birth Control Remains Under Attack

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — August 22, 2014 —

“At this time when opponents of women’s health are taking extreme steps to deny women coverage for birth control, we applaud the Obama administration for taking steps to protect this essential coverage.

The nation was stunned when the Supreme Court allowed employers to deny women coverage for birth control in the Hobby Lobby decision, and then again just three days later when the Court struck another blow against contraceptive coverage in the Wheaton College case.

Birth control is basic health care for women, which is why women have so much at stake in this debate. There is no excuse for Congress to continue kowtowing to anti-choice extremists; instead, both the House and Senate should act quickly to ensure that no woman will be denied coverage for the contraception she needs, regardless of where she works and what views her boss holds.”


Cindy Romero (202) 986-2600

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at

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