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TAKE ACTION: Tell the Supreme Court: Let Women, Not Bosses, Decide!

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Tell the Court that businesses have no right to deny women insurance coverage for birth control and that corporations are not people with religious beliefs.

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Beverly M. (88)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 7:04 pm
The Affordable Care Act guarantees that all new health insurance plans cover FDA approved contraceptives, including the pill and IUDs, without co-pays or deductibles. But over 40 profit-making companies have filed lawsuits against this ACA requirement saying that they have a right to deny this coverage to their employees because of the companies’ so-called religious beliefs.

The Supreme Court will now decide whether these companies can take away this important birth control benefit from women.

Hobby Lobby, a national chain of arts and crafts supply stores, and Conestoga Wood, a wood cabinet manufacturing corporation, are pushing the Court to let bosses make employees’ decisions about access to birth control.

Birth control is basic health care for women. A majority of Americans agree that women should have access to affordable birth control and support full coverage of birth control as a preventive service. As many as 88% of American women who have ever had sexual intercourse have used birth control pills, injectables, the contraceptive patch, or IUDs at some point in their lives. What’s more at least 14% of women using the pill are doing so to treat painful conditions such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, or severe cramps, and studies have shown that the pill reduces the incidence of ovarian and endometrial cancers.

Your boss should not get to dictate your health decisions. Bosses do not get to decide what medicines their employees take or medical procedures they should undergo. These are decisions that must be made by women, their families, and their doctors.

Send a clear message to the Supreme Court that companies should not be able to use religion as cover to discriminate against women. Leave stories and tell the Court why BC coverage matters to you! Share the petition online using the tag #MyBodyMyBC!

This letter and all signatures will be delivered to the SCOTUS via mail.


AniMae C. (471)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 7:05 pm
with 2,722 supporters
2,278 NEEDED

Candy L. (478)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 7:20 pm
Just finished reading all my emails, signed & tweeted this & then yours was the first message I read, Thanks


Mary T. (339)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 7:23 pm
Signed with 2,731 supporters 2,269 NEEDED - Thank you Beverly

A F. (129)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 7:26 pm
Done, thanks Beverly!

Judy C. (99)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 8:40 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.

Ondine J. (130)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 10:06 pm
Noted and signed, thanks

Naoko I. (261)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:33 am
Noted and signed.

Frans Badenhorst (573)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:41 am
with 2,843 supporters
2,157 NEEDED

Emma S. (236)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:41 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.

Natasha Salgado (653)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 10:05 am
S+S-thx Beverly

Michela m. (4052)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:58 pm

Angelene B. (148)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:57 pm
already signed!

Kenny V. (1500)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 3:17 pm
signed and noted thanks for sharing

. (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 4:28 pm
signed #2926

Rose Becke (295)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 4:47 pm
Thanks for signing

Terrie Williams (788)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:53 pm
Signed 1,921 NEEDED

Svetlana B. (20)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:37 pm
Noted if not previously signed,will sign TY

Raman V. (47)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:44 pm
Signed and noted. Ty

Dave C. (235)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:44 pm
signed, thank you!

Mitchell D. (131)
Friday December 6, 2013, 6:23 pm
Noted and, as far as I can tell, signed.

Janis K. (127)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:30 pm

Ganaisha Calvin (7)
Friday December 6, 2013, 9:19 pm
thanks for sharing

Patricia N. (9)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:36 pm

Bridget Robertson (106)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:55 am
Already signed. Noted and retweeted.

Alan` Lambert (91)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:25 am
Signature 3130 and Noted

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:17 am
What is happening to America it used to be a bastion of freedom and democracy and yet I read here daily on Care2 of attempts by the Government the Teabaggers and the right wing Republican's to stifle that freedom that was hard fought for and for which people gave their lives.
Incidentally in the UK anyone referred to as a publican and sometimes despairingly a republican is a person who owns a pub.I think the Republicans in the US are drinking to much of a good thing.It's addled their brains.

Jennifer B. (85)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:52 am

AwayNoFwdStars V. (193)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:56 am
S&N, Thanks

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:44 pm

Birgit W. (155)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:55 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:14 pm

James Maynard (78)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:17 pm
Signed, noted and shared.

Apolonia Pl (400)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:25 pm

Signed with 3,169 supporters, 1,831 NEEDED

Barbara K. (67)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:01 pm
Our bodies are not government property. They have no right to legislate our bodies, they belong to us, men and women. There is nothing in the Constitution that gives them the right to legislate what belongs to us. Yes, I read it.

Lois Jordan (61)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:35 pm
Signed. 3188 supporters. Noted. Thank you, Beverly!

Joanne Dixon (36)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:39 pm
Lysistrata, here we go again. I wish it were that funny, but it's serious indeed.

Fran away F. (118)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:18 pm
The *companies'* religious beliefs? Gimme a break! A corporation is not a person, and supposing it were it would still have no right to make healthcare decisions for its employees, which is what this refusal to fund contraceptives comes down to. Signed and noted, thanks, Beverly!

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:52 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Beverly

june t. (66)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:56 pm
We only got birth control covered when Viagra came on the market, because it was covered but not birth control. We had to complain about it before they would even consider it.

AwayNoFwdsStars V. (200)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:08 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:50 am
N&S TY Beverly

Lloyd H. (46)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:40 am

Sheila D. (26)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 10:44 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly. Medical decisions should only be made by a woman and her doctor. Those without medical expertise need to stay out of the medical profession.

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 12:08 am
signed & noted

Sergio Padilla (63)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 9:33 am
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