To the Editor:

SCOTUS has decided that since corporations are human beings whose free speech equals money that they also have inviolate souls. That means they have a right to religious belief regarding their female employees.

Women must not be real citizens anymore. That’s scary.

Now religion, like gun owner responsibility and health care, has been politicized.

Real human beings are again going to split over this decision.

Of course, the new ruling leaves Viagra, Cialis, et. al. to be paid for by employees’ insurance plans.

I have read that not all female replacement hormones are involved, but I am not sure that is true.

We women can still buy those hormones if we have the money.

These hormones, because of women’s complex biology, have many more important uses than preventing unwanted pregnancies.

I won’t iterate them, but women and doctors are aware of this.

So SCOTUS seems to have decided these other uses are not needed either.

Watch for American women to get sicker and even die.

As for me, at 71, I don’t need those hormones but I am going to fight against this decision for my granddaughters and against Citizens United, which makes me less than any corporation since their free speech in the form of money trumps my rights in our courts and legislatures.

Glenda Turck

Killeen

(15) comments

Eliza

@ Women must not be real citizens anymore. That’s scary.

A woman is what She feels she is ---
You must build up your confidence.

Just because a court of Supreme Court Judges made a decision that a privately owned company Built through their Own Endeavors, (no matter what Obama has stated in the past) .
I do not think I as a woman should have the right to Force that company to buy me what I Think I should have.
The Majority have spoken ,That's the way it should end.

Roody2
Roody2

"The Majority have spoken ,That's the way it should end."

...You are correct. That's the way it "SHOULD" end. But as you know, Obama has never had things not go his way. He will probably resort to using his "phone and pen."

After all, he did stop the rise of the ocean. Surely he can stop a ruling by the Supreme Court.

Eliza

If he is allowed to get away with it as he has several things before.

ImJustSayin
ImJustSayin

As a woman you have choices - you can choose to work for a company that provides insurance that covers these hormones or you can work for a company that does not. It is your choice. The free clinics offer these hormones free of charge to women who need them ..... there is nothing wrong with a business making the decision of what they are going to cover and what not. A business owner should have the right to set his/her own standarts for their business ....... and who to serve and who not to serve.
Free speech and free will goes both ways .....

Bubba
Bubba

Ah, the Queen Bee of the Bell County Liberal Democrat Abortion Party launches her uninformed and ridiculous diatribe.

Keep America Beautiful-Vote Conservative and get rid of liberals.

DawgDave

What absolute rubbish.

Roody2
Roody2

When did the women in the women's movement go from wanting their independence to being totally dependent on the government?

monchichi

@ Roody2, how is this about being dependent upon the government? Yes, we ARE dependent upon elected officials to make decisions that are in our best interests, and in the case of the Hobby Lobby decision, they chose instead to pander to a weather corporation hiding behind the concept of religious freedom while robbing their already marginalized employees of choice (except when it comes to their male employees' choices). Your misogyny is showing.

Roody2
Roody2

"how is this about being dependent upon the government?"

It became about "government dependency" when the letter writer indicated she strongly believes government should be able to dictate everybody's needs, thus eliminating "freedoms" not only for the business owner but for the worker, also.

No freedom= Government dependency.

ray

Not sure what your argument is about but here goes. First lets be clear I feel that if a man needs Viagra he should pay for it himself. Now if people engage in sex where it is common knowledge the results can be a pregnancy then they should pay for their own method of preventing it. Whether its a company or the person across its not their responsibility. People say they want control of their bodies then control them. Pay for it yourself

Eliza

Agree entirely

Mamma Griz

Roody2:: Women are dependent on the government? How about MALES over 65 who depend on Medicare? How about retired military-- most of them MALES-- who depend on their retirement? How about MALES who depend on Social Security? MALES depend on the government just as much-- IF NOT MORE-- then females.

Is Hobby Lobby going to deny males of their ability to get their screwing pills through their employee-provided health insurance?

When a man retires and lives off his GOVERNMENT retirement he is retired. His wife? RETIRED MAN AND MORE TIRED WIFE!

Oh, you never heard of that one? Grow up!

Roody2
Roody2

Not sure where you are going with this post in comparing a man who receives a check from a system he paid into all of his working life (and his living wife can draw half as much after not working or paying in anything) to a woman working at Hobby Lobby

FYI: Under the affordable care act birth control for women is covered. Male contraception, such as a vasectomy, condoms, or other methods, is not.

Your selective outrage is showing.

Eliza

@ How about MALES over 65 who depend on Medicare? How about retired military-- most of them MALES-- who depend on their retirement? How about MALES who depend on Social Security? MALES depend on the government just as much-- IF NOT MORE-- then females.
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DITTO Roody2's comment

Although he didn't answer the rather 'crude' part (in mixed company of commenters) about 'screwing pills'

I guess Roody figured he didn't have to educated you on that ---Since someone of your attitude toward men, would never have need of any type birth control Ever.

Roody2
Roody2

"I guess Roody figured he didn't have to educated you on that ---Since someone of your attitude toward men, would never have need of any type birth control Ever."

[thumbup][thumbup] I give that comment two thumbs up! [smile]

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