You Can Have Your Contraceptives

JayeByrd By JayeByrd, 1st Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Are you getting tired of hearing people yammer about the Supreme Court of the United States having a war on women, when it is the 1st Amendment right to exercise religious freedom the Court upheld? It's time they sang a truthful song.

More Than Skirting the Truth

Having Nancy Pelosi say the Supreme Court took away contraceptives from American women is actuality challenged, but having Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg say the male Supreme Court justices have a “blind spot” when it comes to women takes the cake. At least she does not quite say the Court ruling means women cannot get contraceptives.

What the Supreme Court of the USA Ruled in the Hobby Lobby Case

Hobby Lobby will offer insurance coverage to employees to include sixteen of the twenty contraceptives listed in the Affordable Health Care Act.

Hobby Lobby will not have to offer insurance coverage to employees that includes the four abortifacients on that list,

This case wasn’t about contraception. The case was about religious freedom and the right of the plaintiff to enjoy that right.

Why the Lower Court Ruling Was Appealed

A lower court told Hobby Lobby, as a company, to provide all twenty of the pharmaceuticals on the Affordable Health Care list to their employees or face a huge fine. The company stated it had no problem with sixteen of the twenty drugs.

The other four drugs, abortifacients, do not prevent conception, but cause the embryo to be expelled if a woman is already pregnant. The company objected to providing these four drugs, stating religious reasons.

Hobby Lobby is not against women, it is not against birth control; for religious reasons, it is against abortions.

It appealed the ruling, stating its religious rights had been infringed. The case made it to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court agreed.

The Facts in the Case

Hobby Lobby is a closely held company.

The family running Hobby Lobby live their religion.

The stores are closed on Sundays, so the family and the employees and their families may attend church.

Hobby Lobby runs a full page ad in newspapers just before Christmas, an ad that doesn’t mention the store at all, except for a required small line of print at the bottom. One year the rest of the page was “white space” but for one short sentence in the middle of the page. It read, “It’s a Boy!” Other ads at Christmas have been similar in focus.

Final Analysis

The Supreme Court of the United States said as a closely held company, Hobby Lobby’s religious rights under the First Amendment must be considered.

Hobby Lobby does not have to include drugs that would cause abortions to their employees, because the owners, for religious reasons, do not believe in abortions.

Hobby Lobby employees will still have access to contraceptives through their insurance.

Hobby Lobby employees will still have access to abortions, but will have to seek them on their own.

It is tiring listening to people yammer about how the Supreme Court took away women’s right to contraceptives. It is time for them to sing a different song. How about a song of truth?


Abortifacients, Abortion, Contraceptives, Controversial, First Amendment, Hobby Lobby, Lying, Religious Beliefs, Religious Freedom, Supreme Court Decision, War On Christianity, War On Women

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I'm well into my fourth career. I write Opinion pieces, usually political. I write eclectic poetry, short stories, and essays. I also edit and teach writing.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
1st Aug 2014 (#)

Good post JayeByrd. I doubt Liberals are reading or even understanding simple concepts. They just want to screech. Sigh.

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author avatar Retired
1st Aug 2014 (#)

Don't you wonder why contraception is a subject for government? The sooner it gets out of the wombs of women, the better off humanity will be. And, Nancy Pelosi, please sit down and shut up.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
1st Aug 2014 (#)

Lol for me with your Pelosi comment. I think the woman might be suffering from dementia.

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author avatar A.M>CrewsAnita Crews
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

I have relatives that go to church with the Greenes and they are only standing up for what they practice daily in their personal and business lives. Good job on this article! I couldn't agree more. Nancy Pelosi cannot be believed about anything, in my opinion.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

You're right, Pelosi seems completely cuckoo to me.

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