Lets take a second to read this. The Hobby Lobby is only refusing to pay for two pills, Plan B and Levonelle, pills they believe to cause “abortions”.
These pills are not technically “birth control” since they are not pills you take every day or whatever. And its not a health issue because the only things those pills are for is terminating a pregnancy.
If you’re one of the 10% of women who need birth control to live and you happen to work at the Hobby Lobby, you will be getting what you need. They cover everything but those two drugs.
That being said, lets also look at this from a moral standpoint. Those two pills are designed for if YOU make a mistake. You forgot to wear a condom? Plan B. Forgot to take your birth control? Plan B. In short, those types of things are your fault. So why should your boss pay for your mistake? They shouldn’t, you should. YOU made the mistake. YOU should pay for it. Thats how life works.
"What about rape?" Less than 1% of all abortions are on account of rape [x] [x] [x] [x] So the chances of that happening are wide and far. But there is a chance it could still happen yes? So here what I think people should do.
Instead of screaming how the Hobby Lobby is trying to control your vagina (they’re not, you’re still allowed to buy it on your own) why not petition the government to make all abortions from rape free like I have?
Fact checking is essential if you’re gonna complain.
Ok but you’re missing the point.
The problem with this ruling isn’t oh noes no more birth control / abortion pills whatever shall we do.
The problem is that it sets a precedent whereby a corporation can deny it’s employees coverage based entirely on the owners religious beliefs. Yes, Hobby Lobby may have chosen relatively inexpensive items and happens to pay it’s employees enough they can afford to just buy them.
But will that be the case next time? This is a terrible, terrible precedent that pushes even further on the “let’s treat corporations like people” front, and that is very very bad.
Ok YOU’RE missing the point. Corporations are run by, what, a person. Yes people, with feelings and beliefs that should be respected. Once they start denying life saving procedures and pills THEN you can complain. You’re complaining on the basis of “they MIGHT” when you should wait until they DO. And chances are, they wont. They have the option to not give you ANY birth control, because at the core birth control is “blasphemous” according to the Christian Bible, but they have chosen to give their workers birth control. And you know why? Because they happen to not be the assholes you think they are. I believe in the freedom of religion and while I am an atheist, I support their decision 100%.
Neither pill causes “abortions”, however (seriously, read up on how they work, they’re in no way ‘abortion pills’), and it’s already been stated that this ruling WOULD allow a company to opt not to provide ANY birth control based on “sincerely held religious beliefs” (what does that even mean?). Corporations are NOT people and should NOT be treated as such; would you object if this ruling allowed them to deny healthcare coverage to gay employees simply based on their belief that being gay is “blasphemous”? How about some hardline offshoot Mormon sect who still see Black people as having been cursed by God and therefore any CEO of a company who belongs to that sect could have a ‘sincerely held belief’ that Black people are inferior and should not get coverage for, I don’t know, diabetes?
The problem is not so much the ruling as the precedent. The SCOTUS has opened the door to ‘religious objections’ and, despite deliberately stating to the contrary, I would argue it’s unconstitutional to allow ‘Christian’ corporations to deny women some or any forms of contraception, whilst not allowing Scientologist CEO’s to prevent employees getting mental health treatment, or Jehovah’s Witness CEO’s to prevent employees receiving blood transfusions.
Expect more appeals, lots more. Nobody in the western world should be allowed to impose their religious beliefs on anyone else, and this is EXACTLY what the Hobby Lobby ruling allows. Frankly, I think it’s disgusting..