Updated: Jul 8, 2022
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld a Trump administration regulation that allows employers who have a religious or moral objection to limit the access to birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Oregon AFL-CIO President Graham Trainor responded to the ruling, decided by a 7-2 vote with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting:
As a result of President Trump's regulation being upheld, as many as 125,000 working women may soon lose coverage for birth control. This is not about ideology, it is about healthcare. A decision regarding a woman’s health should be between her and her doctor - not controlled by an employer. No institution should be given free range to discriminate against its workers. While today’s ruling is a step backwards in the fight for workers’ and women’s’ rights, we know that in the upcoming election we can change the course of our country by showing up, getting out the vote and voting for candidates who support working people and womens’ inalienable right to healthcare.