New Bill: Refuse to Pay for Abortifacient Drugs? That’s Discrimination in NY

Today the NYS Assembly passed the so-called “Boss Bill,” a dangerous piece of legislation that would prevent a religious employer from refusing to provide health insurance that included coverage of birth control and abortifacient drugs because that would be a form of discrimination against women. It also says that employees must be protected from discrimination for the reproductive health decisions they make.

The bill was was sponsored by Rockland Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and Rockland Assemblyman Jim Skoufis was one of the co-sponsors.

Advocates are pressing the Senate to vote on this bill before the legislative session closes on Thursday.