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Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision:

“I am carefully reviewing today’s Supreme Court decision and considering its implications.  I strongly support access to contraceptives and have voted to provide funding for family planning.  Our country has acknowledged and respected the rights of conscience since its founding, and for over 40 years federal conscience laws have been in effect to protect those with religious or moral objections to providing certain services.  With today’s ruling, I believe it is even more important that we continue to work towards alternative options for ensuring that all women have access to affordable family planning.  Access to family planning is the best way to reduce abortion, and a recent study demonstrated that providing no-cost contraception can decrease abortion rates by up to 78 percent.”