A Loss for Women Today in the High Court

The highest court in the country ruled today that it is acceptable for closely held corporations to use their religious beliefs to take away benefits guaranteed to their employees by law – something the Supreme Court has never before sanctioned. Everyone has the right to his or her religious beliefs, but those beliefs cannot be imposed on others.

At issue in today’s case is part of the Affordable Care Act that requires health plans to cover contraception without a co-pay. This law was designed to ensure women’s equality by eliminating the disparities in health care costs between men and women, and to ensure women have the ability to make decisions about whether and when to become parents, which in turns allow them to participate equally in society.

Women who work at Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies with religious objections to providing contraception coverage will now be denied that coverage, which will impact their reproductive health and other aspects of their lives. These women will also face dignitary harm knowing that their employers are singling out health care coverage that only women need.

Most women – including myself – will not lose their contraceptive coverage as a result of today’s decision. But today, we all lost. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

The ACLU will fight to ensure that all women get the contraception coverage they need and deserve.  For starters, we call on Congress to fix today’s decision to rectify today’s injustice. We hope you will join the fight with us.

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Anonymous

Person A does not have any 'right' to take something from Person (or Corporation) B. The end. It is really that simple.
Now add on top of that the fact that the Government is forcing Person B to give something to Person A against their religious beliefs. The fact that ACLU is not supporting Hobby Lobby on this issue shows how hypocritical ACLU is. This article (among many other cases ACLU involves themselves in) shows that ACLU is actually against the free exercise of religious liberties (particularly Christianity). Nothing about the supreme court case, or Hobby Lobby's position, forces Hobby' Lobby's religious beliefs on women (Hobby Lobby isn't preventing women from killing their un-born children, they just don't want to pay for it), HOWEVER if the ACLU gets their way Hobby Lobby would be prevented from exercising and living out their religious beliefs, and would be forced by the government to act against their religious beliefs.
Oh, and by the way. Stop calling it a 'right' to require other people to buy things for you.

Anonymous

Bull

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