“The decision in the Hobby Lobby case is many things. It is the continued elevation of Christianity over all other religions, another declaration that corporations have more rights than people and a political strike against Obamacare. But it’s mostly simple, old-fashioned woman-hating from top to bottom.”
Contraception promotes personal responsibility, prevents abortion, and gives women freedom. Three things you’d think conservatives would be in favor of, but no, they aren’t.
Gagging Doctors from talking about birth control
Hobby Lobby and other corporations don’t even want you to talk to your doctor about birth control.
“Having a discussion about the verbotten forms of contraception with your doctor, just might render the entire visit Uncovered under your Health Insurance – which means you wouldn’t just be paying for the cost of that particular prescription out of your pocket you’d have to pay for the ENTIRE VISIT OUT OF YOUR OWN POCKET.
“And I would think that’s a bit more than $9/Month [ed. I should point at that the "Just $9" meme is a crock too. Birth Control can run for as much as $390/year, Plan B starts at $49.99 and an IUD can cost over $900!]“
How IUD’s work
Dispelling other myths and lies… is birth control cheap and available everywhere? Does birth control cause abortion? who is paying for your contraceptives? and more
“Few would argue that a health plan covering asthma treatment means that “your company is paying for your inhaler.” Similarly, a company health plan covering contraception doesn’t mean your employer pays for your pills.
“…pregnancy is not a disease, it is a life- or health-threatening condition for many women. Before the advent of birth control, women died of pregnancy-related causes much more often than they do today.
“…should you really have to detail your medical conditions and sex life to your boss?
“…The insurance offered by Hobby Lobby covers both vasectomies and Viagra.
so why does Hobby Lobby cover birth control for men but not want to cover birth control for women?
“…”Health insurance is part of your compensation package, and health insurance is supposed to cover your health care needs.”
“…”Just get a different job” is a tall order for many Americans.
“And besides, why should women be forced accept discrimination by seeking a different employer?”
The Hobby Lobby decision hurts all women
99% of women in the USA use birth control; 1 in 3 women will have or have had an abortion in the USA;
Although at first it was said that the decision only had to do with a few forms of birth control, a couple of days later, it became clear that it has to do with ALL forms of birth control
According to the Food and Drug Administration, all four of the contraceptive methods Hobby Lobby objects to—Plan B, Ella, and two intrauterine devices—do not prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg into the uterus, which is the medical definition of abortion. These methods prevent fertilization.
Women are not people but corporations are?
Via Sandra Fluke:
“Some imagine closely held corporations as family-run small business. Actually, closely held corporations make up more than 90 percent of the businesses in this country. They employ 52 percent of the labor force, and the 224 largest closely held corporations had combined revenues of $1.6 trillion in 2013. Some of these companies include Dell, Toys ‘R’ Us, Heinz, Dole Foods, Petco, Stater Bros and yes, even Koch Industries. Under today’s decision, employees (and their dependents) at all of those corporations may lose their insurance coverage of birth control if their employers choose to deny it.”
By an OBGYN doctor:
From a wise man:
First, EVEN IF women are just using contraception for their sex life, that is NOT a reason to remove it from ordinary health insurance. Do you want to have to worry about whether your date has access to birth control? But it’s also important to understand that many women use contraception for reasons that have nothing to do with sex. The health benefits for many women are significant.
Men, imagine if there was a relatively common condition that caused caused intense pain in your scrota and a high risk of cancer. Imagine that that could be prevented simply by taking a pill. Now imagine that powerful courts and a vocal segment of society told you that you should have to pay hundreds a month for it, out of pocket, that you should keep your legs closed, that you should pay for your own choices. This offensive, repressive nonsense is what the ladies are up against, guys.
…There are a million reasons why women sometimes have and need abortions. There is only one reason to deny them: POWER. A woman who can’t control her own body is a woman without any power whatsoever. That is a fact. Whether compelled by the state or by an individual or, as is now the case, by a corporation, it is a violation of a woman’s human rights to force her to do with her body what she does not want to do.
…If you cannot face the reality of abortion then you are living in a state of ignorance, fear, and bigotry against the very people you love; people who mean the most to you in this world. You are choosing to deny those you love their right to live as freely and as happily as you do. So, the shame is now laid at your feet. It is yours to come to terms with. Not ours. Women have the moral high ground here, and it is up to those who would prevent us from living freely to justify their fear of our freedom. Not the other way around.
The Sex Police have NO CLUE how contraception nor women’s anatomy works
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“The only way to resolve this mess is to take employers and their “sincere beliefs” completely out of the picture. Remove employers and the insurance industry exits with them. What’s left is single-payer healthcare, which is the right way to deliver services that are matters of life and death.”
- Michael Hiltzik in the Los Angeles Times.
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“If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be — a Christian.” –Mark Twain
yeah despite the fake twisted and hypocritical “christian” religious right views of today, Christ was NOT homophobic, NOT misogynist, and NOT about forcing his beliefs upon everyone … he WAS about LOVING your neighbors and enemies, taking care of the poor, sick and needy, and giving unto Caesar what is his… (paying taxes and whatever else is required to live in a community)… he also was not white and he was a Jewish carpenter.
Christ would probably give birth control out to women to help them live their lives. He certainly would NOT condone men forcing poor women to have unsafe abortions and risk their own lives. He certainly would NOT condone employers forcing their “religious” views onto their employees. He certainly would not condone judgement and discrimination against anyone. (let he without sin cast the first stone).
But hey, what do I know, I personally traveled around the world during the 1980’s with an international, interfaith, interdenominational prayer ministry. We lived on Faith, learned to hear that still small inner voice of the divine, and did not try to save anyone nor try to foist our beliefs onto others. We were a diverse group, many Jewish people and German people, and we prayed for the Highest Good of ALL. We went to many different churches, synagogues, temples in various countries from America to Israel, Greece, Holland, Germany, England, France, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, and more. We saw a lot of hypocrisy in ALL of the religious people and their places of worship. Pastors who were crooks and priests who did not know Jesus, nuns who were hiding away, and rabbis who were intolerant. But there were also many good people we met along the way, folks who practiced love, kindness and compassion. Sometimes the people who could least afford giving were the most generous. And often times, we were blessed and were a part of miracles of faith and healing. We were NOT affiliated with any particular church and we also read the Bible a lot as part of our prayers. I am no Bible expert but I learned a lot about Jesus and the Bible and what I see happening in America is NOT NOT NOT of Jesus.
Not ALL “Christians” agree with the Hobby Lobby decision
As far as our Founding Fathers…they had this to say about religion:
John Adams: “The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” (Treaty of Tripoli, 1797)
Thomas Jefferson: “Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.” (Letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814)
James Madison: “The civil government … functions with complete success … by the total separation of the Church from the State.” (Writings, 8:432, 1819)
“Christian establishments tend to great ignorance and corruption, all of which facilitate the execution of mischievous projects.”
- James Madison, letter to William Bradford, Jr. (1774)
“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”
- George Washington, address to Congress (1790)
“During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.”
- James Madison, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia (1785)
Conservative Presidents and others
Roe v Wade and abortion
decision for Roe: conservatives 2-1, liberals 3-1, moderates 2-0; by party of presidential appointment: Republicans 5-1, Democrats 2-1.
Barry Goldwater, “A woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right.” (Interview, Los Angeles Times, 1994)
In the spring of 1967, four months into his first term as governor of California, Ronald Reagan signed a bill that, among other provisions, legalized abortion for the vaguely-defined “well being” of the mother.
Theodore Roosevelt, who first proposed a system of national health insurance during his unsuccessful Progressive Party campaign to retake the White House from William Howard Taft in 1912, gets scarce mention at Republican National Conventions these days…
Nixon was an advocate of national health insurance, too.
President Obama has at least 11 direct ancestors who took up arms and fought for American independence in the Revolutionary War and two others cited as patriots by the Daughters of the American Revolution for furnishing supplies to the colonial army. This star-spangled heritage makes Obama eligible to join the Sons of the American Revolution, and his daughters the Daughters of the American Revolution. Not bad for someone some conservatives on the lunatic fringe still insist is a foreigner bent on destroying the United States of America.