Transcript: Remarks by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius

Partial transcript of remarks by Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, on Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius. The press briefing was held after the Supreme Court oral arguments on March 25, 2014:

Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and I’m proud to be here on behalf of the three million patients that we see every year for health care.

What I think we saw today in the court was the importance of having women on the Supreme Court, and we’re so proud to be there as a woman who cares about women’s health to have the justices talk about the fact that what’s at stake in this case is whether millions of women and their right to preventive care, including birth control, is trumped by a handful of CEOs who have their own personal opinions of birth control.

It was a wonderful day, I think, for women, and I really believe that this court understood that women have the right to make their own decisions about their own health care and their birth control, and it is not their bosses’ decision.



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