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At Supreme Court, Physicians Stands Up For Contraception Access

ZubikRallyAs the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Zubik v. Burwell, dozens of reproductive rights supporters rallied on the Court steps – with hundreds more joining online in a #HandsOffMyBC digital rally. Members of Physicians for Reproductive Health, including Physicians’ Jodi Magee, attended the hearing.

At stake in Zubik is whether their employers can make it more difficult, if not impossible, for women to access essential birth control coverage. Access to contraception is critical to the health and well-being of women. That’s why, earlier this year, Physicians for Reproductive Health joined with numerous medical groups – including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Nurses Association – to file an amicus brief before the Court in the case.

As the brief explains: “Decisions concerning contraceptive use, like all health care decisions, should be made by patients in consultation with their health care professionals based on the best interests of the patient. This is best accomplished when contraceptive coverage is provided within the same overall framework as a woman’s other health care services in consultation with a woman’s chosen provider.”

Join in the rally on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #HandsOffMyBC.