BANGOR – With Judge Neil Gorsuch getting nominated to the Supreme Court, community members came together to protest in front of Hobby Lobby Saturday afternoon.
President Donald Trump nominated the Colorado Judge to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hobby Lobby is an organization that objected to paying for two forms of birth control, the emergency morning-after pill and two kinds of intrauterine device (IUD).
They are worried that because Gorsuch sided with the company in a case back in 2013, where ruled that business owners can choose to not provide health insurance that covers birth control. They fear that he will limit gay rights and uphold abortion restrictions.
“99 percent of American women use birth control. It’s preventative,” said Andrea Irwin, the executive director of the Mabel Wadsworth Center, “It helps reduce unintended pregnancies. It’s absolutely critical for women. It helps us make decisions of when and whether to have children. It helps us be equals to men – it’s really basic health care and it’s preventative.”
They are hoping that Senator Susan Collins and Angus King will oppose his nomination