The June ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case continues to reverberate: Abortion advocates in New York introduced a bill this week that would require employers to notify workers in advance about changes in contraception coverage.
Under the Reproductive Rights Disclosure Act, employers would have to give their employees 90 days’ notice before changing contraceptive coverage and to notify prospective employees of any contraceptive coverage they offer their employees.
“No woman should have her personal healthcare decisions dictated by the religious beliefs of her boss,” said Eric Schneiderman, state attorney general.
“As a senator, I fought for a strong law to protect women from discrimination in healthcare coverage, because we must have one set of rules for everyone. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s deeply misguided Hobby Lobby decision, we need to go further to empower the women of New York State with the information they need to make their own health-care choices. That is what the Reproductive Rights Disclosure Act would accomplish.”