Last Thursday, the House voted to prevent D.C. from receiving funding to implement a local law making it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers based on reproductive health decisions. The law they targeted is the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act which broadens the definition of discrimination in the to include an employee’s reproductive health choices. Under the law, employers will not be able to discriminate against employees who seek contraception or family planning services.
Employers have no right to impose their personal beliefs on their employees! The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act is a crucial law that safeguards employee’s reproductive rights and religious freedom, which must include the freedom from having anyone else’s beliefs dictate your medical options.