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Obama’s Hobby
New York Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/1/2014 4:36:39 AM

In the latest stinging First Amendment brushback to President Obama, the Supreme Court on Monday held the contraceptive mandate unlawful as applied to companies such as Hobby Lobby. Mark Rienzi, the Becket Fund lawyer who represented Hobby Lobby: “The Court confirmed that Americans don’t give up their religious freedom when they open a family business.” Contrary to the hysterica (e.g., the White House press secretary’s claim the ruling “jeopardizes the health of women”) the decision does not limit access to contraceptives. All it means is that employees cannot demand they be provided — free — by family businesses with religious objections. This ruling hinges

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kiwikit, 7/1/2014 6:42:42 AM     (No. 9906508)

Hobby Lobby still has to provide all the most popular means of contraception. The only ones affected are morning after pills and some iud´s, the most dangerous ones which have caused loss of life in some users. This could be argued on preservation of the health of the user. . . but don´t expect that from our lying mediaa.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gusman, 7/1/2014 8:56:24 AM     (No. 9906693)

The real question here is since there was no "separation" language in the law, when are they going to follow the law and deem ACA unconstitutional?

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