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Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says
NPR ^ | June 30, 2014 | Bill Chappell

Posted on 06/30/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Supreme Court has ruled that Hobby Lobby and other closely held for-profit corporations can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance plans. The companies' owners had objected on the grounds of religious freedom.

The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies...

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; bhohealthcare; breakingnews; hobbylobby; hobbylobbydecision; obamacare; religiousliberty; ruling; scotus
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1 posted on 06/30/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One small step for man...


2 posted on 06/30/2014 7:23:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OMG, thank you Lord!


3 posted on 06/30/2014 7:23:22 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Obama swings again...AND ANOTHER STRIKE!


4 posted on 06/30/2014 7:23:39 AM PDT by apillar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Religious can breathe for another day


5 posted on 06/30/2014 7:23:44 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watch for a very active PEN and PHONE day ... Obama has warned us!


6 posted on 06/30/2014 7:23:50 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; ...

VICTORY!

5-4 Opinion

7 posted on 06/30/2014 7:24:05 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe I saw that the definition of “closely held” is that 5 or fewer people hold a majority of the ownership.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 7:24:21 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the but?


9 posted on 06/30/2014 7:24:24 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sandra Fluke is sad that she might have to spend $9 of her own money to get contraception.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 7:24:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone who knows please tell us what this means in the larger sense. Does this give standing to others to exempt themselves from the ACA on other grounds?


11 posted on 06/30/2014 7:24:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good. A punch in the chops for 0 bummer. He can take a flying leap at a rolling donut and hope the POS hits the hole. F him.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 7:24:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Constitution: 1
Obama: 0


13 posted on 06/30/2014 7:25:13 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Roberts trying to make amends.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 7:25:33 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: NYer
5-4 opinion, guessing Kennedy and traitor Roberts swung the right way, for a change.

However it broke, thank GOD!!!

15 posted on 06/30/2014 7:25:35 AM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: kevkrom

Shareholders of a company should be able to say that they have religious beliefs regardless of whether it is closely held by 5 or fewer people.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT by impimp
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freedom 1, Obama 0


17 posted on 06/30/2014 7:25:45 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Supreme Court's war on women.

/sarc

18 posted on 06/30/2014 7:25:55 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Here is a further attempt at qualification: This decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate and should not be understood to mean that all insurance mandates, that is for blood transfusions or vaccinations, necessarily fail if they conflict with an employer's religious beliefs.

Here is more qualification: It does not provide a shield for employers who might cloak illegal discrimination as a religious practice.

Which means bend over ...

19 posted on 06/30/2014 7:25:57 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: skeeter

What does this do for EWTN? Didn’t a state supreme court recently rule that the network had to comply even though it was against their closely held doctrine?


20 posted on 06/30/2014 7:26:20 AM PDT by punknpuss
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet another 5-4 decision. Thankfully, they’ve ruled properly, but God help us if one of the conservatives on the court dies.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 7:26:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AKA Elena; APatientMan; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; ...
That bitter howling and screaming you hear is from the leftists who hate this good news of goodness and decency.

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22 posted on 06/30/2014 7:26:43 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me guess. A 5 to 4 decision?


23 posted on 06/30/2014 7:27:11 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media would have us believe this is about birth control pills. Hobby Lobby covers those. The objection was to the “morning after pills” and such that actually kill a possible live fetus. No one should be forced to pay for someone to kill or possibly kill an unborn child.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 7:27:40 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Finally, some sanity from the Supreme Court!


25 posted on 06/30/2014 7:27:55 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: skeeter

Sounds like it only helps privately held companies perhaps and maybe churches will benefit. Not much help for the rest of us.


26 posted on 06/30/2014 7:29:32 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Signalman

Yes. I believe that wholeheartedly.


27 posted on 06/30/2014 7:29:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can say whatever we want.

The fact is that the SCOTUS was 5-4 in a 9-0 decision. There is NO reason why something as irrelevant as contraception coverage in employee benefit packages should EVER be up for government review. As a matter of fact. The SCOUTUS should have NO SAY in whatever is offered in ANY form of employment contract and benefit package.

What business is it what I decide what value my own labor has.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 7:30:20 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2014/06/30/burwell-v-hobby-lobby-decision-n1857253


29 posted on 06/30/2014 7:31:00 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Jim from C-Town

How are things back in 1962?


30 posted on 06/30/2014 7:31:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: apillar

He doesn’t care. He will continue to proclaim things he desires as LAW through Executive Orders and wait out the law suites which always take years.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 7:31:26 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: NYRepublican72

I think it may be something like 13 to 0 against Obama ...


32 posted on 06/30/2014 7:32:10 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: punknpuss

I would think this is good news for EWTN. Catholic hospitals is a lawsuit for another day.


33 posted on 06/30/2014 7:33:00 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: From The Deer Stand

Obama has had 12 prior US Supreme Court decisions against him ...


34 posted on 06/30/2014 7:33:35 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: skeeter

Mark Levin will fill us in. He, I believe has an Americus Brief filed in the case. It will be interesting to find out what he says it means. I believe that it is less substantial than all of us may hope. Particularly when it is only 5-4!


35 posted on 06/30/2014 7:33:58 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Obama wasn’t able to wait out the previous 12 US Supreme Court decisions against him thus far. This is an unprecedented number of US Supreme Court decisions against a President, so the “results” are coming in and they are stacking up against him.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 7:36:37 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

You’d think a constitutional law prof would know better...lol


37 posted on 06/30/2014 7:37:25 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, the SCOTUS places limits on the Canaanites’ ability to force their sacrament of unfettered abortion on Christians. There will be hissing, spitting and cursing in the streets.


38 posted on 06/30/2014 7:37:39 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Because contraception is not irrelevant.


39 posted on 06/30/2014 7:37:45 AM PDT by stanne
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To: punknpuss; skeeter
What does this do for EWTN? Didn’t a state supreme court recently rule that the network had to comply even though it was against their closely held doctrine?

According to Catholic News Agency, the Hobby Lobby decision, which applies to for-profit businesses, won't necessarily affect the Irondale nonprofit TV network. EWTN's filing came 10 days after a U.S. District Court Judge ruled against the network. Without an injunction, EWTN would be forced to offer contraception to its employees as part of its health care plan beginning July 1.

We will have to wait until later today to gain a better understanding of the full impact. In the Hobby Lobby case, the company did not object to contraception, only 3 of the drugs which cause an abortion. The Catholic Church is against contraception.

40 posted on 06/30/2014 7:37:58 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: DonaldC

Yeah, all these US Supreme Court decisions against him are putting the LIE to the claim of him being a Constitutional lawyer. He doesn’t know the first thing about the US Constitution, much less being a President!


41 posted on 06/30/2014 7:40:05 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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42 posted on 06/30/2014 7:40:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: impimp

‘Shareholders of a company should be able to say that they have religious beliefs regardless of whether it is closely held by 5 or fewer people.’

Precisely! They do that through their board of directors and corporate executives who they employ.


43 posted on 06/30/2014 7:40:51 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A very narrow decision, narrowly decided. Next term, watch them do a different 5-4 to impose gay marriage on all the states.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 7:44:25 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: skeeter

it is consistent with citizens united case.

corporations have a first amendment right which means ALL rights in the first.

This is for a closely held corporation.

ALL closely held corporations now can gut parts of obamacare.

all private companies can associate this with this first amendment case. (see cake bakers)

This is a very core case which will freak out the left.


45 posted on 06/30/2014 7:45:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ginsburg has written a 19 page Dissent, not yet available.
46 posted on 06/30/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Jim from C-Town

The US Supreme Court comes in on an issue whenever you have a dispute between competing rights of a Constitutional nature. And in this case the rights of the owners’ religious convictions were paramount! The Bill of Rights stands!


47 posted on 06/30/2014 7:46:30 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Hattie

I agree, I thought this was more about the morning after pill....


48 posted on 06/30/2014 7:46:47 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: Hattie

No one should be forced to pay for contraception of any kind!

Contraception and abortion ARE NOT HEALTH CARE! They are exact opposites of health care. Particularly in the case of abortion.

The massive dosage of women with chemical hormones and the murder of pre-born infants in order to allow them to act as irresponsibly about their sexuality as sailors on shore leave IS NOT a benefit to women or to society as a whole.

In a Free Society, both employers and employees should be able to decide who they want to hire, work for and what benefits, if any, they would chose to offer and accept!


49 posted on 06/30/2014 7:47:02 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: longtermmemmory

I ventured over to DU before I take a shower and they are freaking out on both decisions.


50 posted on 06/30/2014 7:47:54 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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