Democrats Draft Bill to Reverse Birth Control Ruling

Democrats are already writing a bill that would try to overturn the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing some companies to opt out of providing Obamacare birth control coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

“Congress never intended RFRA to be used by employers as a means of interfering with private healthcare choices of their employees,” Reps. Diana DeGette of Colorado and Jerrold Nadler of New York said in a joint statement, The Hill reports.

“The law kept in place the core principle that religion does not excuse for-profit businesses from complying with our nation’s laws. It is now up to Congress to ensure that the court’s ruling does not interfere with access to critical preventive healthcare services,” the two Democratic House members said.

Democratic Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said earlier this week that he would introduce legislation to require those exempt companies to tell employees and job applicants that they won’t cover contraception, The Hill says.