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Sure, how about this Fact...There wouldn't even be a discussion on Hobby Lobby's employee health insurance plan coverages if they...
" liked their current plan, then they could keep it"
To your point then (regarding my Michelle Obama example), can you provide evidence that Hobby Lobby has bought products specifically from Chinese companies or individuals that force abortions in China? If not, then accusing Lobby of that is pure conjecture and speculation and not
based on any evidence or facts.
edit on 7-4-2014 by rickynews because: (no reason given)
According to David Green, the owner of Hobby Lobby:
"We're Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I've always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God's laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money.
Being Christians, we don't pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don't cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one."
Apparently,when it comes to purchasing cheap goods from Chinese slave labor, Hobby Lobby's "Christian values" are nowhere to be seen. Yet when it comes to telling its employees how to run their private lives, suddenly, it's "Christian values" time!
In my opinion, a strong case could be made that "we are all hypocrites".
reply to post by windword
I just re-read again the document I referred to.
Care to try again.
Last time I checked, there is no Constitutional right to have Health Care, nor is there a right to get birth control paid for by your employer.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent legislation also declared a strong legislative policy against discrimination in public schools and colleges which aided in desegregation. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in federally funded programs. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination where the employer is engaged in interstate commerce. Congress has passed numerous other laws dealing with employment discrimination. See Employment Discrimination. www.law.cornell.edu...
In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that companies that provided prescription drugs to their employees but didn't provide birth control were in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prevents discrimination on the basis of sex.
Yeah, because that is why it is before the supreme court and not dismissed, because of the 2000 ruling.
The whole premise is that birth control be provided for "free", regardless if it is over the counter or not.
In 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that companies that provided insurance for prescription drugs to their employees but excluded birth control were violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Effective for all new private health plans written on or after August 1, 2012, plans must now cover, without out-of-pocket costs, all FDA-approved birth control options (to include the pill, Ortho Evra Patch, NuvaRing, IUDs, Implanon and Depo Provera) as well as sterilization procedures (vasectomies, tubal ligation, Essure, and Adiana). Plans will also allow for patient education and contraceptive counseling for all women of reproduction age.