Hobby Lobby Reaction: NY AG, Senate Dems Propose Contraceptives Coverage Bill

The proposed bill will require 90 days notice to employees before a New York company can make a change to contraceptives coverage.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Patch file photo.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Patch file photo.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Senate Democratic Conference leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins are proposing a bill that would require businesses to give 90 days notice to employees if the company plans to change coverage for contraceptives.

The bill, which will not be discussed in the state Senate until the January session, also calls for employers to notify employees what contraceptives the business does cover, according to WRGB-TV News 6 Albany.

Schneiderman and Stewart-Cousins are proposing the bill in reaction to the recent United States Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that states "companies do not need to offer all types of contraception on their female workers’ health plans (according to Obamacare stipulations) if to do so would conflict with their religious beliefs," according to Monroe Patch.

The Journal News reports that the bill will be called the Reproductive Rights Disclosure Act, and Schneiderman was planning to formally announce proposal Thursday afternoon.

Dan Seidel July 17, 2014 at 09:07 PM
The World is burning, but the democRATS think the most pressing issue of our day is free condoms!!!! what deep thinkers!!! a bunch of screws.
Danny von G July 18, 2014 at 07:19 AM
you are not getting the pointam afraid...
Dan Seidel July 17, 2014 at 09:09 PM
oh, wait - men are discriminated against? no free condoms? only women get stuff? HOW DARE THOSE democRATS!!!! THERE IS A WAR ON MEN!!! EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW!!!! idiots and screws. and the ignorants fall for this crap. unreal.
WarmIce July 18, 2014 at 12:46 AM
I think that's a great idea. We can stop covering Viagra to pay for it. Sorry to burst your misogynistic little bubble, but most women including Republicans like me, oppose total strangers, especially from politicians and religious groups, from dictating a woman's personal medical decisions like reproductive choices. Please refresh your memory: All-male panel in the House determining women's reproductive policy and five Catholic male S.C. Justices in the recent Hobby Lobby decision = very worrisome to the majority of women. Lots of reputable polls out there reflect this - so perhaps you need to rethink and check some facts before posting such nonsense.


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