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Louisiana Lawmakers Pushing Multiple Bills Aimed at Limiting Access to Reproductive Health Care

Reproductive health advocates warn these efforts impose dangerous obstacles for women

New Orleans, LA (April 20, 2016) – The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom expressed serious concerns about a slew of bills being considered by the House Health and Welfare Committee today.

Hands Off My Birth Control

Today, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell. This case is about whether an employer can use their own religious beliefs to make it more difficult, if not impossible, for workers to access essential birth control coverage.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) permits religious groups to opt-out of the healthcare law’s requirement that employer-provided health insurance cover birth control. All that religious organizations need to do to opt-out is to fill out a simple form.