Supreme Court RULES AGAINST OBAMACARE: Religious Rights Trump Birth Control Rule
Freedom won in Obama’s America. You might consider buying a lottery ticket today:
A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
The justices’ 5-4 decision, splitting conservatives and liberals, means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the health insurance plans of objecting companies.
Ok, let’s stop right there.
There’s ain’t no such thing as a free birth control pill.
Someone is paying for that. It would be all the people who contribute to the health care plan AND the employer.
That’s why the SCOTUS shot it down:
Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion, over a dissent from the four liberal justices, that forcing companies to pay for methods of women’s contraception to which they object violates the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Liberal heads began exploding:
WashingtonPost reports Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby – allowing some companies to refuse to cover employees for specific birth control methods if they conflict with the business owner’s religious beliefs – was “deeply disturbing.”
Clinton, a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, said she hopes the court’s ruling sparks a “real outcry” across the nation.
“This is a really bad, slippery slope,” Clinton said during an appearance at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
“It’s very troubling that a sales clerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her employer’s health-care plan because her employer doesn’t think she should be using contraception,” Clinton added.
It’s $9 at Walmart.
And Hobby Lobby covers 16 of the 20 plans mandated by Obamacare.
They protest too much, I think.
But then, this isn’t really about birth control, is it?
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