Second, there have been plentiful challenges to paying income taxes based on specious arguments about religious beliefs and they've all failed and you can look them up if you want but I know you don't really care.
You can weep and wail about it all you want but if you really want to educate yourself instead of just bellyache and thrash around, read the decision. Focus on parts talking about the interests of the state. mmmkay?
You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.
They could work elsewhere if birth control is that important to them.
They can pay for them themselves (which women did before the ACA).
Or they can quit their jobs, collect unemployment, and sign up for the Obamacare insurance and get all of the covered birth control they want and need.
Can you imagaine the level of outrage from the left if Bush said:
- -"All Amish must demonstrate their commitment to the defense of the USA after 9-11 by buying ammunition and taking it to a National Guard armory for use in Iraq"? and
- "Oh, OK, in some instances, Amish pastors can hire somebody else to deliver the ammo, but most Amish need to personally provide it, and in either case, that ammo is going to be bought and delivered..."?
In my opinion, this case should have never reached the Supreme Court in the first place. The Obama Administration and HHS should have just removed those 4 methods of contraception, and stuck with the 16 preventitive ones. They could have avoided this controversy and prevented this decision from ever happening, but for what ever reason, they dropped the ball on this one.
Was your employer paying for your birth control pills before the ACA was passed? Mine wasn't. I don't know anyone whose was. We all had to buy them the conventional way - with our money.
their objection. They did not object to contraceptives, but post conception methods.
They may have allowed the review of the other cases, but their argument is much broader,
and so has a lower chance of success.
This was a 5:4 decision, and they are fading a lot of heat, I don't see they going broader.
Do you have any idea how many religions there are? Do you know how many things which are immoral in various religions?????
But.. I'll just assume you'll revert to type and bla bla bla lib bla bla bla.