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Senate to vote on Hobby Lobby case

Posted July 16th, 2014 @ 2:07pm

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow said lawmakers are moving on legislation that would give women more power in healthcare decisions.

Stabenow, D-Mich., says the Senate is voting on a bill she co-sponsored that would prohibit employers from refusing to providing health services to female workers as required by law.

"Employers shouldn't be able to dictate the very personal decision of what's best for a woman and her family," she said.

She said her bill is in response to what she said was a "terrible decision" by the Supreme Court on a case involving craft retailer Hobby Lobby.

The Senate measure would ease the high court's ruling on whether or not employers can refuse contraceptive coverage on religious grounds.

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