Your boss shouldn’t be involved in your health care decisions -- that’s common sense.
Two for-profit corporations are arguing their religious convictions should excuse them from following the same laws as the rest of us. Specifically, these private corporations want to deny their employees’ insurance coverage of birth control.
First of all, corporations aren’t people. Corporations can’t have religious beliefs.
Second, these cases could put us on a slippery slope to any private company arguing that religious beliefs justify it denying any medical procedure. This can mean anything from life saving blood transfusions, to vaccinations, to HIV treatment. After all, some have religious objections to these treatments.
Your boss shouldn’t be able to deny you health coverage required by law.
But this could go beyond health insurance. Religious claims could be used by corporations to avoid all manner of vital employee and public protections. They could be used to justify many forms of illegal discrimination against not only women, but people of color, LGBTQ folks, and more. It’s been tried before.
When the stakes are this important and the cases this extreme, every one of us should be sounding an alarm. That’s why we must speak out. Please add your name and stand with me if you agree that private employers should not be able to deny you health coverage required by law.
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Employers, don’t deny health care coverage to your employees.