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Democrats Are Working On A Plan To Undermine The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision
BI - TPM ^ | 7-8-2014 | Sahil Kapur

Posted on 07/08/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT by blam

Sahil Kapur, TPM
July 8, 2014

Senate Democrats are poised to introduce legislation as early as Tuesday to reverse the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling which exempted for-profit corporations with religious owners from the Obamacare mandate to cover emergency contraceptives in their insurance plans.

The legislation will be sponsored by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO). According to a summary reviewed by TPM, it prohibits employers from refusing to provide health services, including contraception, to their employees if required by federal law. It clarifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the basis for the Supreme Court's ruling against the mandate, and all other federal laws don't permit businesses to opt out of the Obamacare requirement.

The legislation also puts the kibosh on legal challenges by religious nonprofits, like Wheaton College, instead declaring that the accommodation they're provided under the law is sufficient to respect their religious liberties. (It lets them pass the cost on to the insurer or third party administrator if they object.) Houses of worship are exempt from the mandate.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; democrats; hobbylobby; supremecourt
Democrats never give up. NEVER!
1 posted on 07/08/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I thought bills had to originate from the House. How is this different?


2 posted on 07/08/2014 6:00:43 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: kevslisababy

Revenue bills... not all bills.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 6:02:03 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: kevslisababy
I thought bills had to originate from the House. How is this different?

Only spending bills have to originate in the House.

4 posted on 07/08/2014 6:02:48 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: kevslisababy

Appropriation bills. This Bill doesn’t appropriate bucks.

This meaningless action, if it passes the Senate, will die the death of inaction in the House.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 6:02:55 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: blam

Bunk !


6 posted on 07/08/2014 6:04:54 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: blam

Rust never sleeps...


7 posted on 07/08/2014 6:06:36 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: blam

Democrats, the religion of death.


8 posted on 07/08/2014 6:07:42 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: blam
Its past time to tell these elected thugs to stick it up their arse.

To paraphrase the purple lipped prince - so shoot me.

9 posted on 07/08/2014 6:07:47 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: blam

If they could have gotten it through Congress in 2009, they would have written it into the bill instead of foisting it on us as an HHS regulation. They couldn’t, and they can’t now, and they know it. It’s a ploy to energize their base for the midterms.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 6:10:27 PM PDT by Campion
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To: blam

“Hail Satan” Act


11 posted on 07/08/2014 6:11:35 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: blam

This is a political stunt that will help the Democrats convince ill informed women that Republicans want to outlaw all contraceptives. They and the media are actively working to mislead the public about the Hobby Lobby case and they are largely succeeding. This will never become law.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 6:12:17 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: blam

Murray has always been crazy and Udall is joining her because this bill of theirs will piss off those religious conservatives who sat out the last election. Say, By, By, Udall.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 6:12:31 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Campion

Once it fails they will have a new “outrage” to campaign on


14 posted on 07/08/2014 6:13:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Murray isn’t crazy. She’s just stupid. There’s a difference.


15 posted on 07/08/2014 6:13:31 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: blam; All

Dems cannot pass in both Houses a bill to undermine Court’s Hobby Lobby decision any more than “Pubs” in both Houses can impeach Obama out of office. DC is gridlocked with respect to constitutionally defensible actions at this time imo.

In other words, grab some popcorn and enjoy election year politicking.


16 posted on 07/08/2014 6:15:16 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: blam

You know what really goads Democrats about the Hobby Lobby decision; it’s the idea that anything can be beyond their control. They don’t give a rat’s butt about contraception. What they can’t stand is some peon, some serf, had the audacity to say “NO”.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 6:16:02 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: blam

yeah like that’s gonna pass the house.

abortion is not health care. killing children isn’t health care.

preventing conception one can argue, is.

i think if people take active steps to prevent kids, they are not the people at that time to have them. save the kids from people who don’t want to be parents and will neglect them, crib sleep death them, drown in the tub while in a boozy sleep on the couch, and will give all the rest of us future travons and trayvettes due to their half-assed, sucky “parenting”.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 6:17:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Flick Lives

sort of, i see it more it’s that there are people that will actually defy the liberals. they are so much smarter and advanced and enlightened and well-meaning than the rest of us knuckle draggers, we can’t see their superiority and brilliance.

liberals can’t take no for an answer. they demand everyone else must.

ultimate in hypocrisy.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 6:20:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: blam
How many "regular people" out there know that Hobby Lobby already provided insurance for 16 forms of contraception? If my mush-for-brains liberal stepdaughter is any indication -- NONE! It was just 4 forms to which they objected. IOW, they were giving their employees 80% of the FDA-approved contraceptives. But noooo.... that's not enough freakin' control for the Left. They must own ALL OF YOU!!!!
20 posted on 07/08/2014 6:25:48 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: blam

Even if this passed I’m pretty sure SCOTUS would find that Hobby Lobby wins based on their “free exercise” claim under the 1st Amendment.
Besides, this bill won’t go anywhere in the House.


21 posted on 07/08/2014 6:30:18 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: blam

Let them take up this legislation in the Senate...it’s DOA in the House of Representatives. It’s just theater and grandstanding that amounts to nothing.

If they had the votes for it in the House, we might have somethign to talk about.

But this is why only the stupid vote for democRATS


22 posted on 07/08/2014 6:33:15 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: pgyanke; kevslisababy

Yup, revenue bills start in the house.... these senators are over the line.

Time for another smackdown.


23 posted on 07/08/2014 6:43:10 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: blam

(D) = Demons


24 posted on 07/08/2014 6:46:22 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: blam

There can be absolutely no doubt the country has imploded and that the government is totally out of control. It is time to demolish it before it totally destroys us. If we have not already reached the end you can see it from where we are.

This is freaking insane.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 6:47:51 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Flick Lives

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!! Ireland of NOW fame was just on Megan’s show. Ireland was her normal self saying no one has a right to deny women contraception and she ranted on and on about no one having the right to deny women contraception and that opting out was all they had to do, even though the abortion drugs are provided by a third party. Megan was fairly good but she missed the real question... What the hell gives Ireland the right to impose her will upon anyone else?! That is the real question and it needs to be stated over and over again! Sorry for the rant... Still calming down.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: jsanders2001

Democrats; not just satisfied with preventing life. They want have the legal right to murder too. All because they want sexual pleasure without consequences.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 6:51:27 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: blam

Hell hath no fury like a liberal denied the right to kill their children.


28 posted on 07/08/2014 7:35:13 PM PDT by MNnice
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