Yesterday, The Supreme Court of the United States handed down an opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. I will freely admit, I knew it would be decided in favor of Hobby Lobby but I will also admit I was surprised by the utter falsehoods being told by those that oppose the opinion.
First, the case and the decision were not in any manner about denying women contraception. Hobby Lobby objected to being forced to PAY for four types of birth control that terminated a fertilized egg. Termination of a fertilized egg isn’t birth control, it is the termination of life. The company covers 16 other forms of birth control that prevent conception rather than terminate a fertilized egg. There is a very distinct difference between those two things.
The decision in no way impacts any employee from obtaining those four forms of birth control. A woman can still go to her doctor or Planned Parenthood and obtain them, she will just have to PAY for the medications out of pocket. If you are so irresponsible and get pregnant, then I think you can afford the $10-$35 bucks to pay for the medication out of your own pocket.
There is no gender bigotry,new inflammatory language from NOW and the left. Really? Gender Bigotry? What in the hell is that? Seriously? There is no denial of contraception to any woman in this country. It is freely accessible, and in most cases free from Planned Parenthood. Almost all birth control (16 out of 20 forms of birth control are covered) is covered by Hobby Lobby and other private, closely-held companies.
And honestly, why are insurance premiums and corporations paying for birth control at all? Why are insurance corporations and the government in our bedrooms? Why am I as a Catholic forced to pay for insurance that covers birth control when it violates my personal, religious beliefs? Why am I, as a Catholic, forced to subsidized through my tax dollars, the birth control choices of others? Personally, I believe that the government and insurance companies have no right and no business in anyone’s bedroom and that if you want birth control then you should pay for it. Or better yet, be responsible about your sexual choices and live with the consequences of your poor decisions.
Whatever happened to personal responsibility?