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Question of the week: Do you agree with the ‘Hobby Lobby’ decision?

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From page A13 | July 09, 2014 |

The Supreme Court ruled last week that for religious reasons, businesses can deny insurance coverage for contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act.

Do you agree with the decision? Participate in this week’s poll:

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  • 2realJuly 08, 2014 - 6:02 am

    Does it matter?

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  • Pay now or pay later....July 08, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    "You better not tell me what kind and how to use my contraceptives, boss, but you better pay for it." That's what women are really saying.

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  • The SugarJarJuly 08, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    part of your compensation is your benefits. health care is one of those benefits. Yeah, my boss doesn't need to tell me what type of diabetes medication, contraception, etc.,--that should be between me and my doctor. what's next, they pay my salary so get to say what I spend it on too?

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  • Mr. PracticalJuly 08, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    The issue isn't contraceptives. It's religious freedom. I hope individuals also challenge the law. Government has no business telling you what benefits you must pay for. One size fits all does not work for insurance of any kind.

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  • rlw895July 08, 2014 - 8:01 pm

    That's right, Mr.P, only I hope they lose. As long as a law had a legitimate secular purpose, it should prevail.

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  • rlw895July 08, 2014 - 8:02 pm

    *has

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  • Mr. PracticalJuly 08, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    And that purpose is?

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  • rlw895July 08, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    National health care.

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  • Mr. PracticalJuly 08, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    But we don't have national health care. We have mandated health care, made more expensive by bad regulations. By the way, you may find a coulmn in today's Sacramento Bee interesting. You should find by Googling... Viewpoints: Brace for much higher health insurance premiums

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  • rlw895July 09, 2014 - 1:14 am

    Mr.P: You're quibbling. It's a national health care system based on mandates, rather than a national health care system run by the government. You asked for the secular purpose, and that's it: National health care.

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  • The SugarJarJuly 08, 2014 - 9:37 pm

    Yep, it is someone else's religious freedom to make those kinds of decisions about my health care.

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  • JimboJuly 08, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    FACT: HOBBY LOBBY INCLUDED BIRTH CONTROL IN ALL OF ITS EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS FOR YEARS AND HAD NO ISSUE WITH IT AT ALL UNTIL THE MOMENT OBAMACARE REQUIRED IT.

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  • TJ BairdJuly 09, 2014 - 7:17 am

    But they never included abortifacients. That is the faith issue in this case.

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  • JimboJuly 09, 2014 - 10:53 pm

    Most abortions are spontaneous and they happen within the human body. Most women who have such an abortion never even know it because it happens in the first month. It's very, very common. So in fact the biggest abortionist, if in fact god is responsible for what goes on in your body, is then, god. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

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  • sgkJuly 09, 2014 - 7:43 am

    TJ what abortifacients are you talking about? The IUD and the morning after pill do not cause an abortion.

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  • TJ BairdJuly 09, 2014 - 8:43 am

    If you believe (as I do) that life begins at conception, then anything that doesn't allow the fertilized egg to plant on the wall of the uterus is in fact a "intentional miscarriage" i.e. abortifacient.

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  • sgkJuly 09, 2014 - 11:51 am

    A miscarriage is the loss of a fetus before the 20th week of of pregnancy.

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  • TJ BairdJuly 09, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    Abortifacient - from the Latin abortus which is to "miscarriage" and faciens which means "making". Therefore, "intentional miscarriage". Whereas most miscarriages are unintentional (and devastating) , using certain procedures or drugs to eliminate an embryo is a form of abortion and a violation of some peoples faith. It is legal to obtain an abortion in the United States, that is not the argument, the argument is whether or not the government can force someone else to pay for the process against their conscience.

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