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Justice Sotomayor Compared Abortions to Vaccinations, Blood Transfusions in Hobby Lobby Case
LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/26/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT by Morgana

Over the years we’ve heard all sorts of attempts to downplay abortions as something insignificant rather than an act that destroys the life of an unborn children and injures women.

Sotomayor Senate RolesDuring yesterday’s oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby case, which observers think will have the Supreme Court ultimately siding with the Christian-run business in its efforts to not have to pay for abortion-causing drugs, Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the latest to make an oft-putting comparison.

While the lawyer for the Obama administration appeared surprised that the case had anything to do with abortion, Justice Sotomayor compared abortions to vaccinations and blood transfusions.

From a news report:

Supreme Court proceedings make for notoriously difficult and unreliable predictors of how justices might rule on a case. That said, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasted no time in pressing the corporate challengers, according to the Wall Street Journal‘s live blog of the oral arguments.

Justice Sotomayor started by asking, if corporations can object on religious grounds to providing contraception coverage, could they also object to vaccinations or blood transfusions? Paul Clement, the lawyer representing the challengers, said that contraception is different, because the government has already given an exemption to religious nonprofits. Justice Kagan then said that there are several medical treatments to which some religious groups object, and if corporations could object to providing coverage for those treatments, “everything would be piecemeal. Nothing would be uniform.”

So objecting to killing people in abortions is akin to objecting to vaccinations or blood transfusions?

This is one of the more surprising revelations since Justice Kagan ironically compared abortion clinics to slaughterhouses.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; hobbylobby; prolife; scotus; sotomayor

1 posted on 03/26/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

2 posted on 03/26/2014 6:48:45 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Morgana

Her “compelling life story” would have been more “compelling” if her mother believed the same garbage that she does.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 6:49:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Trust no one.)
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To: Morgana

The USSC has been stacked by Satin himself. I would not count on them for anything good.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 6:50:14 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Morgana

Evil. Pure evil.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 6:50:55 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Morgana

Wisa-ass Latina.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 6:54:37 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Revel

Correct, they’ve been broken at least since they took prayer out of schools. Some good justices but plenty of bad decisions.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 6:55:22 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I thought it was the conscience that got seared ,...not the brain?


8 posted on 03/26/2014 6:56:03 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Morgana

The Wise Latina: the Poster Babe for why “affirmative action” should be shyte canned.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 6:56:25 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: Morgana

What else would we expect from someone placed on the SCOTUS by the baby killing communist?


10 posted on 03/26/2014 6:59:26 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Morgana

Would have been nice if her mother had gone to a Planned Parenthood office when she conceived that piece of crap..notice the ones who love abortion have themselves never been aborted..I wonder, if their mothers had killed them, would they have been in favor of it?


11 posted on 03/26/2014 7:02:19 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I have two children from different mothers. Both would have been aborted had it not been for my strong objections. They are both pro-abortion. Of course they say they’re pro-CHOICE.

These kind of people remind me of Richard Hickok (IN COLD BLOOD) on death row talking about being for the death penalty. UNLESS it’s his neck about to be snapped.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 7:11:07 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

There can never be agreement with people like Kagan, Breyer, Ginzburg,Fluke , Obama and the “wise latina” because we simply do not share common values or definitions. If a person can accept the killing of a seven month old human life in utero without any qualm of conscience, then there is no common consensus possible.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 7:13:07 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Morgana

To a leftist who has accepted that it is perfectly fine to rip an unborn baby out of the womb and murder it, I guess that to them it is nothing more that a hangnail or a vaccination.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 7:16:39 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Morgana

So what. If a corporation doesn’t want to cover blood transfusions or vaccinations where does the government derive the authority to force them to do so?

This isn’t a question of religious liberty. It’s a question of liberty period. The fact that we have a Supreme Court justice even suggesting such a thing tells me our freedom is lost. I have no confidence in this court to uphold any of the freedoms guaranteed by the constitution.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 7:25:09 PM PDT by slumber1 (Moderation is overrated)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Damn, she really is a sick f-ck.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 7:28:53 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Morgana

“Justice Sotomayor started by asking, if corporations can object on religious grounds to providing contraception coverage, could they also object to vaccinations or blood transfusions?”

To Sotomayor, They aren’t. Quit diverting the focus.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 7:41:04 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Morgana

Hideous person. Hideous countenance. Hideous heart.

Hussein is a real bastard.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 7:53:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Morgana

Sez the wide Latina.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 8:06:56 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Morgana
That's misreading what she said. Her point is that if corporations don't have to pay for contraception or abortion if they object to them on religious grounds, wouldn't the same rule mean that corporations owned by Jehovah's Witnesses wouldn't have to pay for blood transfusions (which their religion objects to). The answer to her question is probably "yes." If corporations have Free Exercise rights (and I believe they do), the government can't pick which religions to accommodate and which not to.

Goodness knows, there are plenty of reasons to criticize Sotomayor, but this question isn't one of them-- it's standard for judges during oral argument to ask hypothetical questions to probe how a ruling for this party will affect future cases.

20 posted on 03/26/2014 8:24:57 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Morgana

Just when one thinks liberalism could not rise any higher in its amazing stupidity, along comes the Wise Latina.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 8:36:34 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: rockinqsranch

She is comparing a Life ending procedure (Abortion) with Life saving procedures (Blood Transfusions and Vaccinations).

Only a Liberal could make such comparisons.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 8:46:33 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Killing compared to living. Unreal. And sick.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 8:50:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Morgana

**Justice Sotomayor Compared Abortions to Vaccinations, Blood Transfusions in Hobby Lobby Case**

I don’t think so.

Abortions kills.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 8:50:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Soto was nominate and placed there because she has a dead soul. Comparisons like this are just typical for a dead soul. We have posters here at FR who have a very similar perspective on the slaughter as nothing more than blood transfusions or vaccinations or gangrenous amputation.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 8:53:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; little jeremiah; Coleus; NYer; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; ...

I wish Sotomayor had said that before she got confirmed. Even if it hadn’t kept her off the Supreme Court, it would have caused her and Democrats embarrassment.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 10:25:44 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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