U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released this statement today following a vote to proceed to debate on the ‘Not My Boss’ Business Act’ to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. While 56 Senators voted for the cloture motion, 60 were required for passage and the motion failed.
“Virginia’s women have a right to make their own decisions about contraception without their bosses interfering. I’m proud to have cosponsored and voted today in support of legislation to undo the Supreme Court’sHobby Lobby decision and restore the right of women to access basic health care. Individuals clearly deserve to have constitutional protection for their religious beliefs, but for-profit corporate employers should have no role in a woman’s decisions about her own healthcare.”