The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in regards to the religious exemption that Hobby Lobby is seeking in order not provide what Hobby Lobby considers abortion inducing drugs.
While the progressive media, politicians, Sandra Fluke, and almost every argument against Hobby Lobby receiving an exemption has included things like access to birth control, a war on women, nothing could be further from the truth.
“Birth control is not even controversial except for in the minds of a very small — very vocal — but tiny sliver of extremists,” the president of National Organization for Women (NOW), Terry O’Neill, told ThinkProgress at Tuesday’s protest. “It’s absolutely outrageous that the Supreme Court of the United States would seriously be considering allowing bosses to restrict birth control. It’s ridiculous.”
The poll, commissioned by Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Women’s Law Center, surveyed women between the ages of 18 and 55 ahead of the Supreme Court case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. The Christian-owned craft supply chain will argue before the court on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act violates its religious freedom rights by requiring it and other for-profit employers to cover the full range of FDA-approved contraceptives in their health plans.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to look at a controversial topic on Tuesday. The debate is over employers offering health insurance that covers the cost of birth control. Hobby Lobby said that it would have to pay more than $1 million a day in fines if it violates the Affordable Care Act as written. Planned Parenthood has called this a battle over women’s access to contraception.
The Affordable Care Act states that companies need to provide health care that covers all forms of contraception at no cost. However, the owners of Hobby Lobby, which is a privately-owned company based in Oklahoma, filed a lawsuit and said that this conflicts with their religious beliefs.
“I have never heard Hobby Lobby or any other corporation, I could be wrong, or any other boss complain that Viagra is covered in many insurance plans, practically all of them, or other kinds of things, you know, for men, which I won’t go into,” Boxer said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.”
The facts are that the family that owns Hobby Lobby currently offers birth control in their healthcare plan, they always have. They do not offer what they consider to be abortion inducing drugs, in line with their religious beliefs. They are not trying to prevent any of their employees from using these methods, purchase them, and it will never affect their employment. They are asking for one thing, and that is not to have to provide the few methods that are not in line with their religious beliefs.
The number of people who want to ban birth control probably number fewer than the number of people who lost their health insurance because of Obamacare. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who does not believe in freedom of religion.
We were reminded by Michelle Obama, “Our faith journey isn’t just about showing up on Sunday for a good sermon and good music and a good meal. It’s about what we do Monday through Saturday as well, especially in those quiet moments, when the spotlight’s not on us, and we’re making those daily choices about how to live our lives.”
The media is not being honest, and our own military is downsizing, but the strawman Army has been deployed in full strength in order to misrepresent the facts. It is possible they actually believe that Hobby Lobby wants to control their employees, and that there should not be freedom of religion, but that can’t be, can it?