Clinton to Aspen crowd: 'deeply disturbed' by Hobby Lobby ruling

By: Associated Press
June 30, 2014 Updated: June 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

ASPEN — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is "deeply disturbed" by the Supreme Court ruling on contraception in the Hobby Lobby case.

Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival Monday, Clinton said she disagreed with treating a family-run company like a person with religious rights and also with denying women coverage for birth control.

Clinton mentioned how women and girls can be denied rights in other parts of the world in order to unite the rest of society but then added that the United States is still much better than many other countries when it comes women's rights.

The court's ruling was based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law by Bill Clinton, but she said no one ever intended the law to be used this way.

Comment Policy

LoginORRegister To receive a better ad experience

Learn more
You are reading 0 of your of 0 free premium stories for this month read

Register Today To get to up to 4 more free stories each and every month

  • Get access to commenting on articles
  • Access to 4 more premium pieces of content!
  • See fewer annoying advertisements
We hope you enjoyed your 4 free premium stories
Continue reading now by logging in or registering
Register Now
Already registered? Login Now