Court strikes down mandate for birth control in ObamaCare

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“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1 Nov 1, 2013
A federal appeals court on Friday struck down the birth control mandate in ObamaCare, concluding the requirement trammels religious freedom.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most influential bench in the land behind the Supreme Court — ruled 2-1 in favor of business owners who are fighting the requirement that they provide their employees with health insurance that covers birth control.

Requiring companies to cover their employees’ contraception, the court ruled, is unduly burdensome for business owners who oppose birth control on religious grounds, even if they are not purchasing the contraception directly.

“The burden on religious exercise does not occur at the point of contraceptive purchase; instead, it occurs when a company’s owners fill the basket of goods and services that constitute a healthcare plan,” Judge Janice Rogers Brown wrote on behalf of the court.

The split ruling against the government on Friday was the latest in a string of court cases challenging the healthcare law’s mandate.

Friday’s ruling centered on two Catholic brothers, Francis and Philip Gilardi, who own a 400-person produce company based in Ohio.

The brothers oppose contraception as part of their religion and challenged the Affordable Care Act provision requiring them to provide insurance that covers their employees' birth control.

Refusing to abide by the letter of the law, they said, would result in a $14 million fine.

“They can either abide by the sacred tenets of their faith, pay a penalty of over $14 million, and cripple the companies they have spent a lifetime building, or they become complicit in a grave moral wrong,” Brown wrote.

The Obama administration said that the requirement is necessary to protect women’s right to decide whether and when to have children.

The judges were unconvinced, however, that forcing companies to cover contraception protected that right.

Brown wrote that “it is clear the government has failed to demonstrate how such a right — whether described as noninterference, privacy, or autonomy — can extend to the compelled subsidization of a woman’s procreative practices.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/court-battl...

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#2 Nov 1, 2013
Barry's allies are making his day even worse:

http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/ma...
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#3 Nov 1, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
Barry's allies are making his day even worse:
http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/ma...
Ask Karl to analyze that for media bias, Paco.

woof

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#4 Nov 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Ask Karl to analyze that for media bias, Paco.
woof
When The New Yorker turns on your boy, it speaks volumes.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#5 Nov 1, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>When The New Yorker turns on your boy, it speaks volumes.
It is clear that the dawgs are in utter denial of their leader's recently revealed abject failures.

Chickens come home to roost.
[A familiar phrase to Obama...]
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#6 Nov 1, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>When The New Yorker turns on your boy, it speaks volumes.
Yes, it does. It says that you, Tip, and Karl are more than just a little misguided.

woof
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#7 Nov 1, 2013
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
It is clear that the dawgs are in utter denial of their leader's recently revealed abject failures.
Chickens come home to roost.
[A familiar phrase to Obama...]
Moochele doesn't want them roosting she wants them fried with lard.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#8 Nov 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, it does. It says that you, Tip, and Karl are more than just a little misguided.
woof
Aren't you tired of fellating Barry?
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#9 Nov 1, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Aren't you tired of fellating Barry?
So much for that media bias theory...huh Paco?

woof

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#10 Nov 1, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Aren't you tired of fellating Barry?
Buy him another bottle of cheap gin and...he'll make it an all-nighter.
Scratch that. He'll service Obama for free.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#11 Nov 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
So much for that media bias theory...huh Paco?
woof
You've never heard of a lover's spat, have you?

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#12 Nov 1, 2013
Look who had a sh!t fit on the Dispatch site:

reader reader (Reader)

Seems to me that health insurance coverage for employees is something that they EARN. IOW, it belongs to the employee, not the employer. And quite frankly, it is none of the employer's business what form of contraception their employees use, or whether they use any. It is a part of the basic coverage. What next, will employers of certain faiths demand that their employees not use their earned dollars to purchase pork at the grocery store?

2013-11-01 13:35:22.0

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#13 Nov 1, 2013
The New Yorker cover gave me the laugh I sorely needed after a long week.

Glad to see this news.

Reader. Predictable. Since when was an insurance policy offered via group purchase something employees EARN? The vast majority of employer-provided health plans are offered at a reduced premium, due to enrollment in large groups. IOW, employees opt in to purchase these plans. Employers for the most part do not require that employees participate in the plan although an overwhelming majority do. A benefit of employment, yes. But earned, I'd say that notion is quite debatable... is she trying to imply we should be taxed on the paid out benefits from the plan?

Reader sweetie, that policy belongs to us because we PAID for it. Religious based employers object to offering a benefit to their employers that they cannot morally support. A church organization would have no influence on the health care policy of one of its members or employees that it purchased outside its domain on the open market.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#14 Nov 1, 2013
Can't wait to see more full time jobs turn into part time jobs. Some people need lessons beaten into them.

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