Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope [Co...

Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope [Commentary]

There are 63 comments on the The Baltimore Sun story from Mar 30, 2014, titled Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope [Commentary]. In it, The Baltimore Sun reports that:

That bit of live and let live wisdom, usually attributed -- some say misattributed -- to Oliver Wendell Holmes, provides a useful framework for considering a high profile case argued before the Supreme Court last week.

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#61 Mar 31, 2014
Wondering wrote:
The company, Hobby Lobby, doesn't want to provide coverage for two morning after pills and two types of IUD's. Nothing about birth control pills, condoms, other types of contraception.
Dear Wonderbread. Hobby Lobby does provide insurance, and that insurance must cover certain things. HObby Lobby would like to back out of 4 medications based upon religious objections by the owners.

Why do you hate freedom and the ability to make one's own choices?
What other things should owners be able to decide for their employees?
Can they decide what they can say while off the job? How about where they may live, or if they may own a firearm, or whether they should be free from unreasonable search or seizure?

The reality is that Hobby Lobby does provide insurance, which is a benefit their employees earn. How those employees decide to use those benefits is no business of the employer, and the employers free exercise of religion is not impacted were employees to use the benefits they have earned for services of which the employer disapproves.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#62 Mar 31, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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The president of Catholics for Choice said that the religious freedom thing was bogus. He went on to say that "the idea that employers might be able to dictate what your insurance coverage can pay for today is terrifying." They always did. A lawyer for some service union said that companies could deny insurance for a same sex spouse. Well, they aren't required to offer family plan insurance, or any insurance now.
The company, Hobby Lobby, doesn't want to provide coverage for two morning after pills and two types of IUD's. Nothing about birth control pills, condoms, other types of contraception.
Obviously I jumped in without studying the details (first mistake this century ;o)
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It is the insurance company that provides the coverage
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Why would it matter to Hobby Lobby what an insurance company does?
Fundies R Mentally Nil

Philadelphia, PA

#63 Mar 31, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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The president of Catholics for Choice said that the religious freedom thing was bogus. He went on to say that "the idea that employers might be able to dictate what your insurance coverage can pay for today is terrifying." They always did. A lawyer for some service union said that companies could deny insurance for a same sex spouse. Well, they aren't required to offer family plan insurance, or any insurance now.
The company, Hobby Lobby, doesn't want to provide coverage for two morning after pills and two types of IUD's. Nothing about birth control pills, condoms, other types of contraception.
There have always been requirements as to the health insurance plans that employers offer. And Hobby Lobby is not contesting that main idea - all the other things which the new health insurance law requires.

All the scientists say those things that Hobby Lobby opposes are birth control, not abortifacient.

You're an ignorant bigot. Also, you lie. You claim not to be motivated overly by "religious" beliefs and to be indifferent on the topic of lgbt rights. You're a bigot through and through.

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