The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies like the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-craft stores can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, if they have religious objections.
A sampling of reaction:
"Today, the Supreme Court took an outrageous step against the rights of America's women, setting a dangerous precedent that could permit for-profit corporations to pick and choose which laws to obey." — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
"Employers have no business intruding in the private health care decisions women make with their doctors. ... If the Supreme Court will not protect women's access to health care, then Democrats will." — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.