There’s an article up at HuffPost entitled, “What If a Muslim Company Used the ‘Hobby Lobby’ Decision to Impose Its Values on White Christians?”
As long as Scalia, Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Kennedy are on the bench, I really don’t think we have to worry about that.
Hobby Lobby may not want its employees to get contraceptives (like Plan B and IUDs) that the company claims cause abortions (even although they don’t), but they have no qualms about having more than $73 million of their 401K invested in companies that make Plan B, IUDs, and drugs that actually are used in abortions. They’re very happy to
profit from these companies at the same time they’ve told the Supreme Court it violates their religious beliefs to provide certain contraceptives to their workers.
Perhaps Hobby Lobby should be found guilty of perjury.
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Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, but IUDs have been widely used in this country for contraception since the late 1950’s. If IUDs cause abortions, they would have been illegal prior to Roe.
Why is Hobby Lobby even allowed to argue in court that IUDs cause abortions? Why are we going backwards?
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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.
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