The Left is foaming at the mouth over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. I’m seeing the posts on Facebook from people who obviously have no idea what they are screaming about. With restraint I have not commented on these posts, although I consider them to be outright lies to stir up the phony War on Women again. Please tell me we are not stupid enough to elect another president based on social issues. Have we not learned anything?
In case anyone on the left would like to know the facts, here are a few they can chew on instead of their fingernails. This case was NEVER about contraception. It was NEVER about a War on Women. It was and is about religious freedom in our country. I have to wonder how these same people who are demanding that we put aside our beliefs in order to please them, would feel if the situation were reversed. I mean, really, are we demanding that they not use contraceptives? Are we forcing them to work at Hobby Lobby? Or are we merely saying that company owners should not be forced to pay for abortions when it goes against their personal beliefs.
Here is a list of contraceptive coverages that Hobby Lobby offers to a female employee:
She joins Hobby Lobby’s health care plan. It includes access, copay-free, to the following categories of FDA-approved birth-control:
- 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
(This female employee at Hobby Lobby cannot use male condoms or a vasectomy, at least not directly. However, if she chose either contraceptive method, in conjunction with her husband, she would have access to it.)
Further, not only would she have access to these medicines and devices, but Hobby Lobby would fund them. That’s right: while White House press secretary Josh Earnest claims that it “jeopardizes the health of women,” Hobby Lobby’s health plan pays for 16 different kinds of contraceptives for its female employees!
In the Left’s fantasy world, the militant Christians at Hobby Lobby police single female employees to assure that they have not engaged in sinful, premarital sex. As for married women, Hobby Lobby deprives them of birth control so that each can deliver a new baby every nine months, for God’s glory, just like in the Old Testament.
Liberals are living in a cartoon of their own making.
Again, Hobby Lobby’s health plan pays for birth-control pills, vaginal rings, contraceptive patches, and other items to help female employees plan their pregnancies. The Left’s arguments to the contrary are — surprise, surprise — lies.
What Hobby Lobby will not cover are four contraceptive methods that its owners fear are abortifacients:
- Plan B (“The Morning After Pill”)
- Ella (a similar type of “emergency contraception”)
- Copper Intra-Uterine Device
- IUD with progestin
Rather than simply prevent sperm and ova from uniting, Hobby Lobby’s owners believe that these medications either kill human beings when they are fertilized eggs or prevent them from implanting themselves in utero, whereupon they die. These are called abortifacients.
Hobby Lobby does not prevent its female employees from using any of these four types of contraceptives. However, since they believe these innovations kill babies, they simply require that any employees who want to use them buy them with their own money.
Yes, somehow, Hobby Lobby is evil because it pays for 16 kinds of contraceptives, and expects its employees themselves to purchase four others that might kill human babies.