Rep. Engel Calls Hobby Lobby Ruling a Step Backwards for Women's Health Care

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a member of the subcommittee on Health, says that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case places unnecessary limits on women’s access to comprehensive health care.

“Today, another in a string of bad decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against women’s access to full health care options in the Hobby Lobby case.  Women’s health care decisions should be determined by a woman and her physician.  The Court’s decision is a step backwards for women’s health care, and is an unnecessary weakening of the historic Affordable Care Act.  Women should have access to all available health care options, but a narrow 5-4 decision by the Court limited those necessary choices.”