Sen. Carper Votes to Support Womens Health Care

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement after Senate Republicans filibustered the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act, commonly known as the Not My Boss’s Business Act:

“In a controversial 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court recently ruled that women at for-profit companies who may not share the religious beliefs of their employer may not be able to receive the medical care that is right for them. The Hobby Lobby decision reverses the progress we have continued to make toward expanding high-quality, affordable health care to women through the Affordable Care Act. Hard-working women and men shouldn’t have to worry that their health and well-being depends on the opinions of their bosses. I strongly believe that medical decisions related to contraception—like all medical decisions—strictly belong between the patient and his or her doctor.

“I voted today to simply clarify that medical decisions remain in their proper place: between a patient and his or her doctor. While I’m disappointed the overwhelming majority of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle blocked debate on this bill, I’m hopeful we can work with the Obama Administration to find another solution that protects patients’ access to care.”