Sound off for July 13, 2014

By From page A8 | July 13, 2014

Last week, we asked whether readers agreed with the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” decision, allowing businesses to restrict insurance coverage for some contraceptives for religious reasons.

Here are some comments from our website:

  • “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.
  • 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.
  • Their action will challenge the Constitution and Declaration of Independence while chipping away at citizens’ rights in America.
  • So it boils down to offering to offering women voters condoms and birth control pills paid for by others, including those who object, for DNC votes? If you speak up, you’re allegedly “at war with women”?
  • The problem with the decision is not just another ramification of corporate personhood, but the fact that secular law with a legitimate government purpose must fall to someone’s claim that it violates his free exercise of religion. Where does it end?




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