Letter to the Editor

Be outraged

Los OsosJuly 2, 2014 

Every American needs to be mindful of the potential fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to allow religious beliefs to trump the law.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — referring to the idea that “the government” can cover the cost of those rights women lost as a result of the decision limiting the health care law’s birth control rule — wrote in the minority opinion: “Where is the stopping point to the ‘let the government pay’ alternative? Suppose an employer’s sincerely held religious belief is offended by health coverage of vaccines, or according women equal pay for substantially similar work. Does it rank as a less-restrictive alternative to require government to provide the money or benefit to which the employer has a religion-based objection?’ ”

Every person, and certainly every able-bodied female, needs to express outrage at the decision made by five men — a decision that controls a woman’s well-being and right to choose when, or if, to bear children. Contact your representative in the House or Senate. Do it today.

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