By now, you've likely heard about the Supreme Court's decision made on Monday in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case. If not, we'll catch you up - SCOTUS ruled in Hobby Lobby's favor, essentially allowing any corporation to opt out of providing contraception for employees if it goes against the corporation's owner's religious beliefs. That's right — the way the bosses feel about birth control and abortion could dictate whether millions of women have affordable access to contraception. Although providing birth control for employees was once mandated through the Affordable Care Act, this decision is protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
In the 5-4 decision, three female justices and one male justice dissented, while five male justices ruled in Hobby Lobby's favor. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called this a "decision of startling breadth," and alleged that the SCOTUS is more concerned with the religious views and rights of owners of corporations rather than the rights of the female employees. In her epic dissent, she wrote:
Since the decision Monday morning, politicians, public figures, and celebrities have sounded off on the issue...
The former Secretary of State, who's been touring the country for several weeks to promote her memoir Hard Choices, blasted the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision during an interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival. "I disagree with the reasoning as well as the conclusion," she said. "I find it deeply disturbing."
Clinton elaborated on the issue to moderator Walter Isaacson.
Judd also writes that assistance for expecting mothers in the U.S. has been under the gun for years.
Judd, who works as a board member for Population Services International, says she is concerned that his recent decision will "give rise to a newly invigorated round of restrictions on access to contraception everywhere."