SCOTUS to Hear Case That Threatens Access to Birth Control, Says NWLC
(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court decided to hear a case – Trump v. Pennsylvania – that will determine whether employers and schools can deny insurance coverage of birth control to employees and students.
In November 2018, the Trump-Pence administration finalized rules to undermine the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit by allowing virtually any employer or university to deny birth control coverage otherwise required by law. These rules were challenged in courts across the country, including by the National Women’s Law Center. In a case brought by Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide injunction blocking the rules.
The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:
“Birth control access should never be determined by where someone works or goes to school. The Supreme Court should affirm the lower court’s decision that these rules are illegal and harmful. We won’t stop fighting until all people have access to birth control despite these vicious attacks by the Trump-Pence administration.”