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Kaine Statement On Hobby Lobby Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that closely-held, for-profit employers may deny women critical preventive health care and family planning services:

“I cannot understand how a majority of the Supreme Court can say that an employer, for religious reasons, may deprive employees of health care coverage for contraception but for no other standard medical service or treatment. It makes the case less about religious freedom and more about denial of access to contraception. I am mystified that the Court chose to join an ideological battle against contraception.”