And occasionally, I’ll climb on a soap box…

I won’t be picketing Hobby Lobby on  Saturday, but I won’t ever be shopping there, either. I disagree with their religious beliefs, particularly the ones that wish to dictate what rights I should have. They’ve always been religious, though, so their reluctance to cover Plan B contraceptives makes sense and, if it were an isolated case, I’d be okay with that.  People work there at their own will, and if people want to work there and want to purchase PlanB contraceptives, they will have to make that purchase out of pocket, the same way they probably had to do it before healthcare reform.  This isn’t about a woman’s right to choose. We can still choose.

It’s the precedent that is concerning.  More than half of us, if this article by Aaron Blake for the Washington Post is accurate, are employed within “closely held” companies. How many of these companies are preparing to roll out their own deeply held beliefs and how will that affect our insurance plans?  As much as it’s not about a woman’s right to choose, it’s also not about religion anymore.  At this point, religion is just the getaway car.  Plan B contraceptives represent the tip of the deeply held religious beliefs iceberg.

I’ll leave the legal arguments surrounding the decision to someone more articulate, not to mention educated, but the fallout that seems likely  from this decision is not going to be pretty.

I have a deeply held belief right now, despite the “now now, Princess, don’t upset yourself” tone of the Washington Post article, that a lot more privately held companies are about to find God, even if their only deeply held religious belief is that Obamacare should go away.  

Chicken out
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  1 comment for “And occasionally, I’ll climb on a soap box…

  1. July 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I don't know enough about the US situation to fill a thimble, but I follow what you are saying here and that is not a good scenario. Our healthcare is much simpler in Canada, it seems.

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