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Letter: Hobby Lobby does provide health plans with contraceptive coverage

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Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:00 am

All this mass hysteria of the Democrats and their extreme feminists over the Hobby Lobby decision of the U.S. Supreme Court is absolute nonsense. They characterize Hobby Lobby as against women and contraception (their phony “war on women” to gin up the women’s vote).

What seems to be total ignorance on their part is that Hobby Lobby has provided contraceptive coverage in their health plan for years. What the Democrats and extreme feminists don’t acknowledge is that of 20 contraceptives, Hobby Lobby covers 16 in their health plan. They object to the other four because they are abortion-inducing drugs and their religion beliefs reject abortion.

The whole issue is religious freedom which is a First Amendment right to be fiercely protected. We Americans have lost far too much of our freedom to the “Nanny State.” We have become a very ignorant nation, selling our souls and becoming wards of the state for their enslaving handouts.

Phyllis Roche


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  • M. Doyle posted at 9:58 am on Tue, Jul 8, 2014.

    M Doyle Posts: 188

    Sorry, "moot"

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 9:40 am on Tue, Jul 8, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1674


    Well said Mr Doyle
    Thank you

  • M. Doyle posted at 9:27 am on Tue, Jul 8, 2014.

    M Doyle Posts: 188

    With her "enslaving handouts" comment, it seems Phyllis is caught up in the same exercise seen so often from those on the right wing fringe, searching for a moral justification for selfishness.

  • M. Doyle posted at 9:07 am on Tue, Jul 8, 2014.

    M Doyle Posts: 188


  • M. Doyle posted at 8:10 am on Tue, Jul 8, 2014.

    M Doyle Posts: 188

    It should also be noted that Hobby Lobby invests their contributions to employee retirement plans in eight different funds which provide capital for pharmaceutical companies that produce the very same contraception they claim to morally oppose.

    It's all a joke. A scary, dangerous joke.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:04 am on Tue, Jul 8, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    "selling our souls and becoming wards of the state for their enslaving handouts."

    Talk about hysteria.

    Does anyone know how much a soul goes for these days? I haven't seen any used soul shops around Lodi so I was just wondering. Do you just take the receipt for you soul and then get in the "wards of the state" line or do they send you a notice? What if you don't like the "enslaving handouts" can you return them and get your soul back or what? How does that work?

  • M. Doyle posted at 7:19 am on Tue, Jul 8, 2014.

    M Doyle Posts: 188

    Phyllis, you are incorrect on a number of points, and your tone is insulting.

    Hobby Lobby does not pay for 16 forms of FDA approved female birth control. That's a lie which I believe was published in the National Review. Four of the methods on the list are over the counter forms of birth control and not covered by Hobby Lobby healthcare plans. Two of the methods are male condoms (also over the counter) and vasectomy which a woman can not use directly.

    Hobby Lobby refused to pay for four methods, including IUDs which contain progestin, because they claim without proof there is some chance that the progestin would not allow a fertilized egg to implant. HOWEVER, Hobby Lobby will pay for oral contraceptives, rings, rods, and patches which use progestin that may in fact prevent implantation. There is no logic in this and it is all absolute insanity. They are ok with some contraceptives which contain abortifactant properties but not ok with other contraceptives in which there is no proof (IUDs) of abortifactant.

    All of this is mute considering that the Supreme Court court decision includes all forms of birth control, not just the four that Hobby Lobby excludes.


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