News from Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s office:
Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D- Harrison), the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, will join Planned Parenthood campus activists and students from SUNY Purchase on Wednesday, August 26, 2014 at noon to create a Hobby Lobby scrapbook. The project will highlight the importance of contraceptives for women’s health, and how the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision affects the lives of women everywhere. Upon completion, students will send the scrapbook to Hobby Lobby.
Lowey called the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision a shocking step backward for women’s health, and cosponsored the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014 that would explicitly prohibit for-profit employers that maintain a group health plan for its employees from using religious beliefs to deny employees coverage of contraception or any other vital health service required by federal law.