Hobby Lobby invests in Contraception

Hobby Lobby invests in Contraception

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Scheherazade

Columbus, OH

#1 Apr 2, 2014
Well, if this is not the most blatant display of hypocrisy that I've seen in weeks, then I don't know what is.....they sue on behalf of their "religious exemption" yet hae no problem investing (and seeking reward) form the companies that they say that they are so against....

Hobby Lobby Invests In Abortion Pill Manufacturers
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Posted: 04/01/2014 10:00 am EDT Updated: 04/02/2014 8:59 am EDT
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The owners of Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain, were so offended by the idea of having to include emergency contraceptives and intrauterine devices in their health insurance plans that they sued the Obama administration and took the case all the way up to the Supreme Court. But Mother Jones reported on Tuesday that the company's retirement plan has invested millions of dollars in the manufacturers of emergency contraception and drugs used to induce abortions.

Hobby Lobby's 401(k) employee retirement plan holds $73 million in mutual funds that invest in multiple pharmaceutical companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and abortion-inducing medications.

The companies Hobby Lobby invests in include Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which makes the Plan B morning-after pill and ParaGard, a copper IUD, as well as Pfizer, the maker of the abortion-inducing drugs Cytotec and Prostin E2. Hobby Lobby's mutual funds also invest in two health insurance companies that cover surgical abortions, abortion drugs, and emergency contraception in their health care policies.

Hobby Lobby's attorneys argue that the provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires most employers to cover contraception in their health plans infringes on the company's right to exercise religious freedom because the company's owners believe that emergency contraception and IUDs are actually forms of abortion. Medical studies have debunked this claim.

Mother Jones reported that all nine of the mutual funds Hobby Lobby's retirement plan holds include investments that clash with the owners' religious beliefs about abortion.

Since: Mar 14

Hilliard, OH

#2 Apr 2, 2014
Scheherazade wrote:
Well, if this is not the most blatant display of hypocrisy that I've seen in weeks, then I don't know what is.....they sue on behalf of their "religious exemption" yet hae no problem investing (and seeking reward) form the companies that they say that they are so against....
Hobby Lobby Invests In Abortion Pill Manufacturers
The Huffington Post | by Laura Bassett
Email
RSS
Posted: 04/01/2014 10:00 am EDT Updated: 04/02/2014 8:59 am EDT
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/01/hobb...
The owners of Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain, were so offended by the idea of having to include emergency contraceptives and intrauterine devices in their health insurance plans that they sued the Obama administration and took the case all the way up to the Supreme Court. But Mother Jones reported on Tuesday that the company's retirement plan has invested millions of dollars in the manufacturers of emergency contraception and drugs used to induce abortions.
Hobby Lobby's 401(k) employee retirement plan holds $73 million in mutual funds that invest in multiple pharmaceutical companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and abortion-inducing medications.
The companies Hobby Lobby invests in include Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which makes the Plan B morning-after pill and ParaGard, a copper IUD, as well as Pfizer, the maker of the abortion-inducing drugs Cytotec and Prostin E2. Hobby Lobby's mutual funds also invest in two health insurance companies that cover surgical abortions, abortion drugs, and emergency contraception in their health care policies.
Hobby Lobby's attorneys argue that the provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires most employers to cover contraception in their health plans infringes on the company's right to exercise religious freedom because the company's owners believe that emergency contraception and IUDs are actually forms of abortion. Medical studies have debunked this claim.
Mother Jones reported that all nine of the mutual funds Hobby Lobby's retirement plan holds include investments that clash with the owners' religious beliefs about abortion.
Agent Orange was made by Dow, Uniroyal, Monsanto and Diamond Shamrock. I guarantee you've used some of their products.
Zyclon B was manufactured by Bayer. Bayer also had the chief Nazi scientist from Auschwitz as its Chairman of the Board in the 1950s. I bet you've used Bayer products.
How about Ford, Hugo Boss. Kodak, Coca-Cola, IBM, Random House and Chase? Ever invested in them or purchased their products?

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#3 Apr 2, 2014
How much are they really responsible beyond two degrees of linkage?

The left is essentially claiming that Hobby Lobby are hypocrities if they don't in effect maintain a tertiary boycott of anything remotely related to abortion

What is quite galling is that the left expects that contraception (in other words non-productive sex for the sole benefit of women) is a positive right.

Let alone the fact that positive rights don't exist

The question is not the "hypocrisy" of Hobby Lobby, it's why the left defends contraception as a positive right.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#4 Apr 2, 2014
Gravedigger Jones wrote:
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Agent Orange was made by Dow, Uniroyal, Monsanto and Diamond Shamrock. I guarantee you've used some of their products.
Zyclon B was manufactured by Bayer. Bayer also had the chief Nazi scientist from Auschwitz as its Chairman of the Board in the 1950s. I bet you've used Bayer products.
How about Ford, Hugo Boss. Kodak, Coca-Cola, IBM, Random House and Chase? Ever invested in them or purchased their products?
"Contraception and abortifacients bad, if one uses them."

"Contraception and abortifcaients good, if one invests in them."

Now when you sue the government to protect what you claim is your first Amendment right to not provide your employees coverage for those products in their health care packages, don't be surprised to be asked in court about why you invest the retirement funds of those same employees with companies that manufacture those same products.

woof

Since: Mar 14

Hilliard, OH

#5 Apr 2, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
"Contraception and abortifacients bad, if one uses them."
"Contraception and abortifcaients good, if one invests in them."
Now when you sue the government to protect what you claim is your first Amendment right to not provide your employees coverage for those products in their health care packages, don't be surprised to be asked in court about why you invest the retirement funds of those same employees with companies that manufacture those same products.
woof
Karl nails it (and owns you) in post #3.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#6 Apr 2, 2014
Gravedigger Jones wrote:
<quoted text>Karl nails it (and owns you) in post #3.
ummm...no he doesn't, and no, he doesn't. Karl's a harmless fool bent on projecting a theory of victimization.

woof

Since: Mar 14

Hilliard, OH

#7 Apr 2, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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ummm...no he doesn't, and no, he doesn't. Karl's a harmless fool bent on projecting a theory of victimization.
woof
He's a white conservative...that renders your statement false fro the get go.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#8 Apr 2, 2014
Gravedigger Jones wrote:
<quoted text>He's a white conservative...that renders your statement false fro the get go.
That's quite a theory Paco.

woof
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#9 Apr 2, 2014
-The-Artist- wrote:
contraception (in other words non-productive sex for the sole benefit of women)
Uh, what?

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#10 Apr 2, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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Uh, what?
There is no male contraceptive in existence

Contraception exists primarily to remove the consequences of sexual irresponsibility from women

In my view, that makes it a recreational drug, not a medication

There is no positive right to recreational drugs
Scheherazade

Columbus, OH

#11 Apr 2, 2014
"positive right to recreational drugs???" Are you friggin kidding me... Contraception is used for women for more health reasons beyond birth control. If you want to find reacreational drigs that are covered by insurance, why do rightiwngers not make the same case to deny men use of Viagra....
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#12 Apr 2, 2014
-The-Artist- wrote:
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There is no male contraceptive in existence
Contraception exists primarily to remove the consequences of sexual irresponsibility from women
In my view, that makes it a recreational drug, not a medication
There is no positive right to recreational drugs
You are a nut.

Adults engaging in sexual intercourse while using contraception is "sexual irresponsibility"?

Unbelievable.

woof

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