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High court’s Hobby Lobby ruling covers only four morning-after drugs

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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 4:30 am

To the Editor:

RE: Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby, Mardel and Conestoga

The letter Ms. Turck writes (July 5, KDH) leaves the impression that the decision of the Supreme Court allows these “closely held” companies to stop providing any and all types of contraception.

It does not. At issue were four types of morning-after drugs that the owners of those corporations found were directly against their belief that life begins at the moment of conception and that it would violate their religion to facilitate access to contraceptive drugs or devices that operate after that point.

The decision of the Supreme Court was that these closely held corporations were entitled to follow their religious beliefs and exclude the four morning-after drugs from the health care that they offer to their employees.

It did not exclude the other 16 types of contraception that are currently available.

My point here is that it is worth a person’s time to read the Supreme Court decision(s).

The media is going to spin the decision the way it wants and will leave out important parts of the decision, if that assists them in making the point they are making.

This was a very narrow decision, on a very specific question, and the government did not provide a persuasive argument that the beliefs of the owners of these closely held corporations should not be the thing that guides their decisions.

The quote is taken directly from the Supreme Court Decision: 13-354, BURWELL, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL. v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC., ET AL.

Hal Dudley

Killeen

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6 comments:

  • monchichi posted at 3:45 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    monchichi Posts: 18

    The medical community does not consider the IUD to be an abortifacient, so Mr. Hobby Lobby needs an education. What's worse is that the decision was made based upon the Court determining Hobby Lobby was sincere in its religious beliefs. In doing so, they've set a dangerous precedent. Now corporations (because corporations are now capable of possessing religious beliefs) can claim to be Christian Scientists and get out of providing health care plans altogether, because their employees can just pray their way to good health.

     
  • Roody2 posted at 5:45 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 285

    "We live in a democracy-religious views should not be pushed on anyone for any reason."

    ...So, it's okay to "push" non-religious views onto anyone for any reason?

     
  • DawgDave posted at 5:30 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    DawgDave Posts: 152

    Because he is correct.

     
  • Murlie posted at 1:16 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    Murlie Posts: 9

    We live in a democracy-religious views should not be pushed on anyone for any reason .
    Why are your words printed all of the time ?

     
  • Bubba posted at 8:58 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 724

    What do you expect from the Queen Bee of the Bell County Liberals? Truth?

    Why do you think her words are printed here all the time?

     
  • Roody2 posted at 7:33 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 285

    "The letter Ms. Turck writes (July 5, KDH) leaves the impression that the decision of the Supreme Court allows these “closely held” companies to stop providing any and all types of contraception."

    Yep, "leave the impression"... that's the typical Liberal tactic... Exclude the facts.

    Once again, government is in their bedroom and up their uterus.

     

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