Should Employer Insurance Cover Birth Control? Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby
By Grace Hwang Lynch on June 30, 2014
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In one of the most anticipated decisions this year, the Supreme Court announced Monday morning that companies cannot be forced to provide insurance coverage for contraception that violates the owner’s religious beliefs. The high court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, the most famous plaintiff to seek exemption from providing birth control on grounds that it's against the company's religion.
Tweets Against the Decision
— NAPAWF (@NAPAWF) June 30, 2014
— Dorothy Roberts (@DorothyERoberts) June 30, 2014
FACT: The four types of contraceptives singled out in #HobbyLobby case do not cause abortion, they prevent it.
— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) June 30, 2014
In other words, #misogyny is acceptable if it's a sincerely-held religious belief. But don't try to take away men's health care!
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) June 30, 2014
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) June 30, 2014
— Susan Pai (@susanpai) June 30, 2014
Tweets in Favor of the Decision
— CWA LAC (@CWforA) June 30, 2014
The Supreme Court ruled. It's. The. Law. Period. #HobbyLobby
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 30, 2014
Thankful for the Hobby Lobby decision. You don't check your religious liberty at the door when you open a business.
— Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) June 30, 2014
— Candy Gibbs (@CandyGibbsBlogs) June 30, 2014
Read the full text of the Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby on the Supreme Court website.
News and Politics Editor Grace Hwang Lynch blogs about raising an Asian mixed-race family at HapaMama.
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