Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, today released the following statement in response to the First Circuit’s decision in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

“A federal court has recognized Massachusetts’ standing to challenge a Trump administration rule that would limit access to contraception and prevent women from fully participating in society and the workplace. Decisions about birth control are best left to doctors and their patients, not to an employer’s religious beliefs or moral objections. The ACLU of Massachusetts continues to stand with women and those who use reproductive health care services, and will do so in the streets, in the legislature, and in the courts.”