What? The Supreme Court Did Something Right with Hobby Lobby?

June 30, 2014 at 2:26 PM

These women want us to believe that Hobby Lobby did not want to provide contraception via insurance. In reality, Hobby Lobby had no objection to contraception but in providing "contraception" that was abortive.

These women want us to believe that Hobby Lobby did not want to provide contraception via insurance. In reality, Hobby Lobby had no objection to contraception but in providing “contraception” that was abortive. There really is a huge difference though the left denies it.

In case you haven’t heard by now, Hobby Lobby won their case against Sebellius and the Obama Administration over whether or not the federal government could force companies to provide specific abortive methods as part of the insurance provided to employees. At issue was the freedom of religion clause of the First Amendment and as some on the left argued, Hobby Lobby is a business, not a non-profit and as such should not be able to claim a religious exemption from part of Obamacare law.

The New York Times reported on the decision by stating, “The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom.

Ultimately, the problem has to do with forcing corporations owned by Christians to provide certain types of contraception that they are opposed to because of the way those contraceptives work. In some cases, specific methods of what is considered to be birth control actually kills the unborn fetus already growing within the womb. This method is of course far different from condoms and other forms of birth control that keep the sperm from fertilizing the egg so that a human being is created and begins to develop.

“The contraceptive coverage requirement was challenged by two corporations whose owners say they try to run their businesses on Christian principles: Hobby Lobby, a chain of crafts stores, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, which makes wood cabinets. The requirement has also been challenged in 50 other cases by almost 200 for-profit groups, according to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represented Hobby Lobby.”

It should be noted that neither Hobby Lobby or Conestoga Wood Specialties objected to contraception in general. There are many forms of it available today that insurance companies can cover.

The ruling by the Supreme Court leaves the following contraceptive methods unaffected:

  • Most birth control pills:
  • Condoms
  • Sponges
  • Sterilization

The ruling does affect the following contraceptive methods:

  • Plan B “morning-after pill”
  • Ella “morning-after pill”
  • Hormonal and copper intrauterine devices (IUDs)

Essentially, both Plan B and Ella morning after pills are methods that are used to abort a fertilized egg from the woman’s body. There are at least four other types of contraception that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties must offer via insurance, but they are now no longer required to offer the abortive contraception methods, which is all they wanted initially anyway. Those on the left simply group all of these things together calling them contraception and trying to make it appear as though Hobby Lobby did not want to provide contraception at all. This has not been the case. It is a lie that has been repeated often and because of that, was accepted as truth. Hopefully, now that the court has issued their ruling, the lies will be seen for what they are – lies.

If people want to have sex and they want their “bosses out of their bedrooms,” then they always have the option of paying for the specific type of method they prefer. Companies shouldn’t be forced to pay for it, nor should the taxpayers. My insurance company does not cover every prescription that my doctor prescribes. I then have the option of buying it outright or having my doctor issue another prescription that is similar. That’s always been the case.

I recall when my wife and I were first married, we had to pay for our own contraception. It was not something that we even thought that our insurance company should pay for, especially when considering that birth control pills amount to roughly $15 to $20 per month and people spend more than that on cigarettes, beer, and pizza.

When did society get to the point of believing that the government must pay for everything?

The liberal side of the Supreme Court, led by Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes that this ruling will open the door to companies that have religious objections concerning every form of contraception. I suppose she’s referring to Roman Catholicism, but so far, that has not been the case.

Of course, what is interesting here is that when Obamacare was passed with a 5-4 vote, the left was quick to tell conservatives to “deal with it!” yet now that the same court has ruled in favor of two companies against Obamacare, also by a 5-4 vote, this same left is the one complaining.

The court also ruled that some employees can opt out of paying union dues and do not have to be forced to become part of the union. This is a good thing because individual union members have no real say about how that union spends the union dues collected from non-union members.

Beyond this, SCOTUS also declined to take up the case which contests the ban on gay conversion therapy. “The court, in rejecting the case, effectively let stand a federal appeals court ruling issued last August that said that the state’s ban on the practice did not violate the free speech rights of counselors or people seeking treatment. The appeals court had said that the state had an interest in banning professional treatments it considered harmful.”

So, you win some and you lose some. I’m very glad for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties that they are not being forced to provide contraception that is essentially a method of abortion as opposed to keeping a woman from becoming pregnant.

Entry filed under: Dr. Fred, Political Correctness, Politically Correct, Politics. Tags: , .

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