After the Supreme Court denied Hobby Lobby's request for a stay on the contraceptive requirements under Obamacare, the company has announced that they will refuse to comply, penalties be damned. Thank God for our corporate overlords who are going to
After the Supreme Court denied Hobby Lobby's request for a stay on the contraceptive requirements under Obamacare, the company has announced that they will refuse to comply, penalties be damned. Thank God for our corporate overlords who are going to make sure we stay pure and make our health choices for us, right?
With Wednesday’s rejection of an emergency stay of that federal health care law by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Hobby Lobby and sister company Mardel could be subject to fines of up to $1.3 million a day beginning Tuesday.
“They’re not going to comply with the mandate,” said Kyle Duncan, general counsel of The Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing the company. “They’re not going to offer coverage for abortion-inducing drugs in the insurance plan.”
As for the potential fines, Duncan said, “We’re just going to have to cross that bridge when we come to it.”
Well, there you go. Their argument is that it goes against the family's beliefs to include birth control coverage in their plan. I confess that I don't really understand that. Do they expect all of their employees to share those beliefs? If they don't, are they fired? Do they cover maternity benefits for single mothers who become pregnant while working there, or are they fired, too? Since when is it a requirement that employees share employers' beliefs?
As long as we're talking religious freedom here, shall we ask Hobby Lobby whether they screen all potential employees before hiring to see if their beliefs align with their future corporate master?
I hope the government levies that penalty immediately, if not sooner.
Businesses such as Hobby Lobby and their ilk who are doing their best to try to fight their way to the Supreme Court for the right to deny their female employees birth control coverage were the subject of Stephen Colbert's Word segment this Monday night and as Colbert explained, this is what we may get to look forward to if the courts rule in their favor: Read more...
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R) on Sunday insisted that President Barack Obama was imposing his beliefs on corporations and preventing them from exercising their "right" to deny women contraception coverage in health care plans.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan says that Christian businesses like Hobby Lobby should not be forced to obey government rules that require all health care insurance plans provide access to contraceptives because women can already buy birth control at 7-11.
Fox News, America's News Headquarters, July 5, 2014. Former HP exec Carly Fiorina claims her CPAC speech on the "war on women" was so powerful that right wing operatives begged her for her help with GOP's messaging.