Pennsylvania ruling means that 70,000-126,000 women could now lose their contraception coverage. “Today’s ruling is egregious—people rely on birth control for their health, for their livelihoods, and for their ability to determine their own futures," Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood Action Fund said in a statement. “The dual public health crises of COVID-19 and systemic racism and violence are pushing people, our health care system, and our economy beyond their limits, and yet today, the Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to make essential health care even more difficult to access.
Restrictions like this target Black and Latinx people who are more likely to be low income and for whom basic health care has always remained out of reach, because of historic and continued underinvestment in access to affordable care. This decision will only make life harder for the very people who are keeping our economy afloat during this pandemic and fighting in the streets for the right to control their bodies and lives. “This is not over," she continued. "We will do all we can to ensure those who need birth control and other sexual and reproductive health care can access it.
The Supreme Court just made it easier for your boss to deny you birth control https://t.co/kPCzp1Jtg0— Glamour (@glamourmag) July 8, 2020