Hobby Lobby Wants To Take Away Their Employees Right To Have Sex
All day long I have read and listened to tons of commentary coming from the left that Hobby Lobby wants their female unmarried female employees buttoned up, in chastity belts, not engaging in sinful, pre-martial sex. And, they want their married female employees popping out babies every nine months, just like God intended! ***thumps bible***
On MSNBC, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stated, “Republicans want to do everything they can to have the long hand of government, and now the long hand of business, reach into a woman’s body and make health care decisions for her.” She went on the warn, “This is going to turn the dial back.” Say what?
Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid continued with a warning that the Democrats must now “fight to preserve women’s access to contraceptive coverage.”
Former Secretary of State, and likely 2016 Democratic Presidential contender, Hillary Clinton said, “It’s very troubling that a sales clerk at Hobby Lobby who need contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her employer’s health care plan because her employer doesn’t think she should be using contraception.” (Of course, this is filled with lies from the get go, since said sales clerk does have access to contraception, that Hobby Lobby does pay for in their health care plan!)
And, White House press secretary Josh Earnest claimed that the ruling “jeopardizes the health of women.” Uh, yo, Mr. Earnest, can you run that one by me again?
These types of ridiculous statements have continued to proliferate the airwaves, print, and online media, since the Supreme Court decision came down on Monday. The problem is, their statements are false, and totally not indicative of the actual ruling that was made by the SCOTUS.
Let’s actually look at what Hobby Lobby does provide, and wade through the lies that are being spun around us. Hobby Lobby’s health care plan has provided, for a long time now, and will continue to provide, copay free FDA approved birth control in the following categories:
- Male condoms
- Female condoms
- Diaphragms with spermicide
- Sponges with spermicide
- Cervical caps with spermicide
- Spermicide alone
- Birth-control pills with estrogen and progestin (“Combined Pill)
- Birth-control pills with progestin alone (“The Mini Pill)
- Birth control pills (extended/continuous use)
- Contraceptive patches
- Contraceptive rings
- Progestin injections
- Implantable rods
- Female sterilization surgeries
- Female sterilization implants
Yes, that’s right, they pay for SIXTEEN different forms of contraception for both men and women!
What they objected to, on religious grounds, were the four types of contraceptive methods that the owners of the company believe to be abortifacients, methods that could result in the destroying of a fertilized egg. These would be:
- Plan B (“The Morning After Pill”)
- Ella (a similar type of “emergency contraception”)
- Copper Intra-Uterine Device
- IUD with progestin
The owners of Hobby Lobby, a privately held company, believe life begins at conception, therefore destroying the egg would destroy life. Now, no matter what your beliefs on that matter may be, the fact is, in the United States of America, we do have a right to our religious beliefs and cannot be forced by the government to go against those beliefs.
As a matter of fact, the SCOTUS decision in this case was based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed into law in 1993, by Clinton’s very own husband, then President Bill Clinton. It was aimed at preventing laws that substantially burdened a person’s free exercise of their religion. It passed with a near unanimous vote, including votes in the affirmative by many of the same people on the left who are blasting the SCOTUS ruling made yesterday. A roll call of the vote in that bill includes some familiar names voting “yea,” including Joe Biden, Barbara Boxer, and, oh my goodness, Harry Reid himself. Funny how that works, huh? I guess they were “for it,” before they were “against it.”
Anyway, for all the naysayers who are out there trying to convince the low information voter that women’s rights have been stripped by the Hobby Lobby ruling – um, hello? How does a “non-change” in the fact that Hobby Lobby still provides birth control, just not four methods of it, which is exactly what they offered before, change women’s rights in any way? Their employees were able to obtain birth control before the ruling, and they are still able to obtain exactly the same birth control methods after it.
And, if any of these people calling the ruling a “war on women” actually took the time to read it, they would see that it applies to very few companies and has a very narrow scope that does not, in any way, deny women birth control coverage. But, instead, they want to use this ruling to distort fact, to fit their agenda of an all out “war on women” by Republicans, Tea Party people and anyone who disagrees with them, and spread this load of caca to ill informed people who don’t take the time to read and learn the facts for themselves.