Supreme Court to hear case about contraceptives and the Affordable Health Care Act

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Updated: 11/26/2013 11:36 am Published: 11/26/2013 11:35 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.

The justices said Tuesday they will take up an issue that has divided the lower courts in the face of roughly 40 lawsuits from for-profit companies asking to be spared from having to cover some or all forms of contraception.

The court will consider two cases. One involves Hobby Lobby Inc., an Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain with 13,000 full-time employees. Hobby Lobby won in the lower courts.

The other case is an appeal from Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., a Pennsylvania company that employs 950 people in making wood cabinets. Lower courts rejected the company's claims.

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GaryColeman - 11/28/2013 12:35 PM
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Also i like to remind those of you who are Christian, that if SCOTUS allows a favorable ruling in this case... guess what...I will not be ONLY Christian businesses that get to benefit from it... I.E. (muslim,hindu,Scientology,any other religion basically) will be able to claim their own 'religious moral standard' and force it on those they employ. This case is about a GREAT deal more then contraception and the ACA. It's about granting special religious preferences and rights to corporations, which is strictly UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

GaryColeman - 11/28/2013 12:28 PM
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Any religious business owner , could then at any time they wanted, object to any law or regulation or mandate on whatever 'religious grounds' they want to claim. There would be no limitations, think about how many whacko religious types there are out there that would seek to expand on this case if SCOTUS approves it. (my bet is they wont, yeah im optimistic about it =)). Every type of religious extremist you can imagine would cite this case in their defense that they should be allowed to force their beliefs on those they employ. This is not the American way, nor is it by any means constitutional, it must be voted down. The national media has been making this an issue of "The right to Religious freedom and expression." , when it it is actually an issue of asking the government to give 'religion' a preferred status, which it by definition can not constitutionally do

Mayor Maynot - 11/26/2013 2:56 PM
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Contraception should be personal business. Not business that an individual should involve an employer in. If you don't want children keep an aspirin between your knees.
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