Monday, June 30, 2014

A Brief Thought on The Hobby Lobby Ruling

Been at work at the paying job today when I learned that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood that employers can object to covering contraception in their health care plans if it goes against their "deeply held religious beliefs."  Because of that I haven't been able to comment until now.

While I will go into this in further detail in the new print issue (this had to fall into my lap just at deadline time), there are a few things I want to point out.  First, this was based on a claim that brith control is the same as abortion (it isn't).  In addition, until the last few years contraception was required to be covered in health care plans in 28 states since the mid 90s (passed in part out of fairness because of coverage of Viagra in health care plans). 

Does anyone else find it both humorous and fucking nauseating at the same time that these employers feel their beliefs are against something that can stop pregnancy but have no problems with a medication that can lead to creating pregnancy.  I guess a sanctified stiffy is a fucking god given right.