Illinois contraceptive care
(KPLR) – Illinois voters will get their say on the controversial Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case. Sunday, Governor Pat Quinn signed a law putting a non-binding referendum on the November sixth ballot. Voters will be asked whether health insurance plans in Illinois that cover prescription drugs should be required to include birth control.
Quinn says he believes the referendum will help continue the progress that has been made to protect and empower women in Illinois. The governor called last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case “disappointing and distressing.”
The high court ruled birth control measures can be excluded from employer-provided prescription drug coverage, if it goes against the employer’s religious beliefs.