Letter to the Edito

A narrow decision

NipomoJuly 3, 2014 

The recent Hobby Lobby decision is a very narrow decision that covers only four drugs that terminate pregnancy. Hobby Lobby employees are still eligible for drugs that prevent pregnancy. Sixteen common forms of birth control, including birth control pills and patches, are still available to those employees at Hobby Lobby’s expense.

Before people decide to repeat the war-on-women talking points, they need to make sure they completely understand exactly what the court said. They might also want to think about the fact that we talk incessantly about a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy, yet we never discuss a woman’s responsibility to prevent unwanted pregnancy in the first place.

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