Skip to comments.Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says
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...
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One small step for man...
OMG, thank you Lord!
And Obama swings again...AND ANOTHER STRIKE!
Religious can breathe for another day
Watch for a very active PEN and PHONE day ... Obama has warned us!
I believe I saw that the definition of “closely held” is that 5 or fewer people hold a majority of the ownership.
Where’s the but?
Sandra Fluke is sad that she might have to spend $9 of her own money to get contraception.
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?
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.
Roberts trying to make amends.
However it broke, thank GOD!!!
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.
Freedom 1, Obama 0
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 ...
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?
Yet another 5-4 decision. Thankfully, they’ve ruled properly, but God help us if one of the conservatives on the court dies.
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Let me guess. A 5 to 4 decision?
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.
Finally, some sanity from the Supreme Court!
Sounds like it only helps privately held companies perhaps and maybe churches will benefit. Not much help for the rest of us.
Yes. I believe that wholeheartedly.
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.
How are things back in 1962?
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.
I think it may be something like 13 to 0 against Obama ...
I would think this is good news for EWTN. Catholic hospitals is a lawsuit for another day.
Obama has had 12 prior US Supreme Court decisions against him ...
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!
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.
You’d think a constitutional law prof would know better...lol
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.
Because contraception is not irrelevant.
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.
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!
‘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.
A very narrow decision, narrowly decided. Next term, watch them do a different 5-4 to impose gay marriage on all the states.
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.
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!
I agree, I thought this was more about the morning after pill....
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!
I ventured over to DU before I take a shower and they are freaking out on both decisions.