Hobby Lobby's position on contraceptives is being distorted

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Hillary Clinton stating that due to the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case a clerk working at that store may be denied contraceptives in her health care plan because her boss doesn’t think she should be on birth control is simply a cowardly, manipulative political maneuver designed to maximize campaign contributions.

The editorial board of the Post-Gazette stating that the corporation has been given “a pass on providing contraception” is more a purposeful disregard for the truth. If I understand correctly, of the roughly 20 contraceptives for which the Affordable Care Act requires coverage, a Hobby Lobby employee could have chosen from 16 covered under her plan. Hobby Lobby argued that the four not covered are abortifacients, those that cause a woman’s body to reject a fertilized egg, a de facto abortion to some ways of thinking. Not mine, actually, but some.

But what truly disgusts and frightens me is the willful misrepresentation of the facts in order to rile the sheep. Sandra Fluke should be sleeping well.

ROBERT FOSTER
Peters


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