U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to protect corporate interests while rolling back women’s access to contraception:
“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong. The Court's ruling in Hobby Lobby is a step backward for women’s health and another disturbing decision in which the justices put corporate interests ahead of American citizens. Nearly every woman in the United States will use birth control at some point in her life. And regardless of her reasons, the decision should be between a woman and her doctor -- her boss shouldn’t have anything to do with it.
“In the coming weeks and months, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will determine how to implement this ruling. I urge the administration to do so in a way that will allow women full access to needed health services. But this decision also reinforces why I'll keep fighting to ensure the Senate fills judicial vacancies with mainstream judges who share the values of New Mexico families -- not corporate interests."