Wasserman Schultz: GOP Wants Women’s Bosses To Make Their Health Care Decisions

Appearing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” DNC chair and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz pressed the Democrats’ message that the GOP push to roll back the Obama administration’s birth control mandate amounts to forcing a woman to surrender her health care decisions to her boss.

“Republicans actually want to go much farther than just saying women shouldn’t have access to contraception,” Wasserman Schultz said. “They want to say that bosses should be able to decide what kind of access to health care women should have.”

She criticized the GOP’s Blunt amendment that would permit employers to omit health insurance coverage of contraception as well as other health care services that they have a moral objection to. The measure narrowly failed in the Senate last week, but GOP leaders have vowed to keep up the fight.

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