The power to decide whether or not to use contraception lies with a woman – not her boss. What is more intrusive than trying to allow an employer to make medical decisions for someone who works for them?
—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who apparently doesn’t understand the difference between an employer actually making decisions for employees, and the employer not having to pay to underwrite the decisions that the employee makes
It’s time to tell Republicans ‘mind your own business.’ Ideology should never be used to block women from getting the care they need to lead healthier lives.
—Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who obviously has no compunctions about having the federal government tell Catholic institutions how to run their business
It is our clear understanding from the administration that the president believes as we do, and the vast majority of the American women should have access to birth control. It’s medicine, and women deserve their medicine.
—Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, undoubtedly seeking to frame the argument in such a way as to make the next step requiring Catholic institutions to pay for abortions