What I don't understand is why it doesn't violate their religion when an employee purchases a morning after pill themselves. After all the company paid the salary that paid for the purchase. It is still their money that bought the thing.
And you are wrong..there are many religions that forbid medical treatment. Someone who practices any one of them could deny ALL healthcare coverage on religous grounds same as Hobby Lobby.
Churches with religious beliefs against medical care |These churches and movements have religious beliefs against some or most forms of medical care:
■Followers of Christ
■Church of the Firstborn
■End Time Ministries
■The Believers’ Fellowship
■Church of God of the Union Assembly
■Church of God (certain congregations)
■First Century Gospel Church
■Full Gospel Deliverance Church
■Faith Temple Doctoral Church of Christ in God
■Jesus through Jon and Judy
■Christ Miracle Healing Center
■Northeast Kingdom Community Church
■“No Name” Fellowship
■1 Mind Ministries
■Born in Zion Ministry
Since 1980 children have died in these sects without medical attention for:
■Wilm’s tumor and other cancers
■perinatal suffocation or strangulation
■Rocky Mountain spotted fever
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It's not a cost issue, it is a religious one...You can't have it both ways. You can't scream separation of church and state when it suits you, and ignore it when it suits you.Especially since it is a cost saving benefit. Hobby Lobby does not pay one extra dime for it.
Absolutely, so you should be railing to get government out of religion.It is also a purely religous issue that is subject to seperation of church and state.
What views are they imposing? Does Hobby Lobby have a clause that prevents their employees from purchasing birth control with their own money?A company may not impose their religous views on their employees.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
2. No one is saying that women can't take birth control. The issue is not over them choosing to take whatever they want, but over someone else being compelled to cover it for them.
3. I don't care what Hobby Lobby has to pay and that is not the issue that is brought up by mandating behavior.
4. No, it is not just a religious issue.
No. Just. No.I'm Christian Scientist. We aren't providing anything close to the coverage Obamacare calls for my auto parts company employees because my religion strictly regulates my going to doctors and what I can go to them for.
Thank you, Quazi!
The company pays their employees a wage, and they can do what they want with that wage.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
That's the reality.