Thursday, January 3

Hobby Lobby to defy federal birth control mandate

"An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day."
Atty: Hobby Lobby Won't Offer Morning-After Pill (ABC News)

As the voice of the Internet puts it:
"If Hobby Lobby can opt out of birth control covered by insurance because it conflicts with their religious beliefs, then a Scientologist employer can deny psychiatric coverage; a Jehovah's Witness can deny blood transfusions; a Mormon can refuse to cover medicine with alcohol in it. Just because you employ a person, you are not entitled to make that person's medical decisions." 

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:57 PM

    "Just because you employ a person, you are not entitled to make that person's medical decisions."

    By the logic of this post my car insurance co. has made the decision I can't get my tires rotated b/c it isn't paying for it.
    Not covering (in practice, pre-paying for service a person may or may not need or want) does not prevent them from obtaining said service.

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