Democrats believe it is time to overturn the very unpopular Hobby Lobby decision handed down by the Supreme Court earlier this month.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has scheduled a vote this week on The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act that would restore the contraceptive coverage that is guaranteed in the Affordable Care Act, and would block employers from stopping such coverage for religious reasons.
The bill’s co-sponsor Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said:
“This bicameral legislation will ensure that no CEO or corporation can come between people and their guaranteed access to health care, period. I hope Republicans will join us to revoke this court-issued license to discriminate and return the right of Americans to make their own decisions, about their own health care and their own bodies.”
Unfortunately, the bill will need the help of 5 Republicans in order to move it forward. However, the Democrats see pushing this bill as far as they can in an important step, showing that they will not back down from this Supreme Court loss.
The Democratic Party knows that a strong enough victory in the November elections means they would be able to push this, and many other bills through with little or no delay and are using this bill as a symbol of things to come if democratic voters turn out in November.