Hobby Lobby’s Legal Claim Is Based on Lies

Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby does not require any legal determination about the religious rights of for-profit corporations.

This case can, and should, be decided on the facts, which are that the birth control methods Hobby Lobby objects to (Plan B, Ella and IUD’s) are contraceptives, not abortifacients.

The religious right, willfully in my view, continues to confuse Plan B with RU-486, which is an abortifacient and is not covered under Obamacare.

This is just another infuriating example of religious nuts refusing to accept non-controversial medical and scientific facts and trying to impose their ignorant views on the rest of us.

Listening to Hobby Lobby’s lawyers and the conservative justices today, I was reminded of Galileo and the Catholic Church or the Scopes trial.

It’s going to take more than the re-make of Cosmos to turn this country around.

2 comments on “Hobby Lobby’s Legal Claim Is Based on Lies

  1. danielfee says:

    I think the case should be decided on a more broad principal; corporations are a legal fiction created to protect the individual owners from legal liability. As such they cannot have religious beliefs and therefore cannot object to any law based on religion. Owners of a corporation cannot transfer their personal beliefs on to the corporation in order to impose a religious based restriction on employees and customers. The flip side of the same argument is that the corporate veil should be pierced to impose the corporate liability on to the individual owners. Wouldn’t that be a fun case in front of the Supreme Court?

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