Nevertheless, I believe that a private business (not publicly traded) should be allowed even this religious freedom. I stand on principle, unlike conservatives who try to disingenuously limit the meaning of this SCOTUS decision. Conservatives like to apply the law where they like its consequences and not where they don't.
Last edited by Dezaad; 07-01-14 at 10:11 AM.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
So does it matter how many employers meet the HL religious criteria?
Does it matter how many of those that do, choose to exclude abortifacients from their employees medical coverage?
Does it matter that the abortifacients unavailable through their employee coverage are otherwise available?
If you say yes all that matters, then explain how that should have affected the SC decision which was based on existing Law & the Constitution.
Is working and supporting a family considered a luxury, too? 45% of all households are headed by women who are the breadwinners.For the vast majority of women, birth control is not a necessity to ensure life, limb, and livelihood. It is a luxury.
For the vast majority of women birth control is the very essence of liberty and the great societal equalizer. Birth control allows women to participate equally in the economy and society. It gives them control over their own lives and destiny...aka 'individual liberty'.
"The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives." - Casey v. Planned Parenthood (1992)
I could argue the same about Viagra and host of other male enhancement drugs. Men wouldn't need them if they just wore boxers. But if women abstained from having sex except to have children men wouldn't need enhancement drugs at all.They could get the same results just as easily simply by abstaining from sexual activity.
They'd still need a job in order to pay for it. Employees will often stay at a low paying job if it offers health insurance. So one could say that employees are paying for their health insurance with their labor.If they want birth control, they can pay for it themselves.
Last edited by Moot; 07-01-14 at 10:10 AM.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!