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Upset about Hobby Lobby ruling? Text Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has launched a nationwide hotline following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby religious freedom. The nation’s largest abortion provider chain announced that it is trying to help  women whose “contraceptive care is jeopardized by the Supreme Court” decision.

Women can text “birth control” to Planned Parenthood’s hotline to “flag concerns about their coverage.” Individuals who contact Planned Parenthood will receive a follow-up text asking if they would like to be contacted through email or by phone. The program could also allow employees to report employers that refuse to pay for coverage for birth control.

“We’re hearing from women across the country who are concerned and confused about what these court rulings mean for them, so we’re launching a text helpline to get people information and assistance quickly,” said Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that closely held corporations are not required to provide contraception coverage under ObamaCare. Hobby Lobby owners, the Green family, objected to covering 4 out of 20 birth control methods mandated under the federal health care overhaul because of the belief that life begins at the moment of conception.

Planned Parenthood said the hotline will direct women to the nearest health center to obtain contraception or an abortion procedure. The text program follows a pilot project launched in 2010 by the organization that sends users information about pregnancy testing and birth control via mobile phones. Users also can directly contact Planned Parenthood representatives over text message or online chat.

Richards announced the program during an interview with Andrea Mitchell.

  • LeMayzing

    Perhaps PP wouldn’t be “hearing from women across the country who are concerned and confused about what these court rulings mean for them” if the media would do its job of correctly reporting what the ruling means, and PP and others (Hillary Clinton, for example) didn’t spew lies about the actual ruling.

  • PJ4

    Wow
    PP doesn’t miss am opportunity to make a buck or kill a baby

    • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com JDC

      There favorite activity is doing both at the same time.

  • Cynical_Meliorist

    Calling PP for clarifications of the law is like calling the local court clerk to schedule a wellness check-up.

    The SCOTUS decision is out there for anyone to read in English. If they don’t understand what the decision entails, then reading that would be a healthy first step.

  • Cauchy

    PP: We’re hearing from women across the country who are concerned and confused about what these court rulings mean for them, so we’re launching a text helpline to get people information and assistance quickly.

    Pro-lifers: Enough! Your whining it it it hurts!

    PP: We are not whining! We are complaining! Do you guys want to hear whining! This is whining: Oh my gosh they are taking away are contraceptives and waging a war on women! My rights! My body! My reproductive freedom! Ohhh how dare they tell me what to do! The 50’s are over and white men don’t have control over our bodies! Blah! Blah!

    Pro-lifers: (Cover ears and groans) Stop whining!

    PP: But I thought you wanted whining!

    • Beverly Harlton

      Nice reference. /)

      • Cauchy

        ( Sure thing!

  • Lilian

    Actually, the ruling has no direct impact on me whatsoever. And I’m glad for the “meanings” it does have.

  • Lilian

    “The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that closely held corporations are not required to provide contraception coverage under ObamaCare.”

    Just what was the law regarding contraception coverage before the initiation of the Affordable Care Act? Was coverage of contraception required five years ago?

    “The program could also allow employees to report employers that refuse to pay for coverage for birth control.”

    Hah.