Today, Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement in response to a Supreme Court decision allowing certain companies the right to refuse contraception coverage on a health insurance plan.
“Today, five men decided the reproductive fate of countless female employees in a historic ruling that places the religious preferences of a few over the health and safety of millions of women across the country. A woman’s healthcare decisions should be made in her doctor’s office, not a corporate board room and today’s ruling undermines the ability of a woman to make her own decisions. According to the Supreme Court, the religious beliefs of a corporation officially trump the healthcare options of individual employees. Now, access to healthcare benefits could be determined by a boss, not by an individual or her doctor.”