Skip to comments.Democrats Are Working On A Plan To Undermine The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision
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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I thought bills had to originate from the House. How is this different?
Revenue bills... not all bills.
Only spending bills have to originate in the House.
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.
Rust never sleeps...
Democrats, the religion of death.
To paraphrase the purple lipped prince - so shoot me.
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.
“Hail Satan” Act
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.
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.
Once it fails they will have a new “outrage” to campaign on
Murray isn’t crazy. She’s just stupid. There’s a difference.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.