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What Hagan and Tillis are saying about today’s Supreme Court rulings

Monday’s Supreme Court rulings on contraceptive coverage for women and public sector unions are predictably bringing very different reactions from U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis, her Republican challenger.

Hagan released a statement calling the Hobby Lobby v. Burwell ruling ‘shameful’:

“I am extremely disappointed in today’s Supreme Court decision. It is shameful that a woman’s access to contraception is even up for debate in the year 2014. The choice about whether to use birth control should be between a woman and her doctor, not her boss, and no employer should be allowed to interfere with a woman’s access to contraception.”

House Speaker Thom Tillis tweeted that the rulings were a victory for first Amendment freedoms and a loss for the Obama administration:
Tillis on Scotus rulings

3 Comments

  1. Alan

    June 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I already had a very low opinion of Tillis, this just reinforces it. This has NOTHING to do with 1st Amendment freedoms. Where is the conservative outrage at “activist” judges?

  2. LayintheSmakDown

    July 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    ah yes, Alan I see you are once again espousing a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.

  3. james

    July 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    False Narrative, Hobby Lobby has provided benefits to female employees already that covered 16 of the 20 Birth Control Methods. They “objected” to the ones that would cause abortions. It is Tyranny of the highest order to even think an employert must pay for anything that an individual can acquire thru the market on their own after being paid the agreed upon wage for their labor.