Do you agree with the Hobby Lobby decision? [POLL]
Interesting how our “straight shooter” governor side-stepped the question of whether or not he agreed with the decision made by the Supreme Court over whether arts and crafts giant Hobby Lobby should violate their firmly held religious beliefs and deny coverage for contraception.
On a televised appearance this morning, he had this to say:
“Who knows if the Supreme Court right?”
“When you’re an executive, your Supreme Court makes a ruling and you’ve got to live with it unless you can get the legislative body to change the law or change the Constitution.
Sounds like a man who believes something against the prevailing will of his “base constituency!”
But that’s his quandary, and among the many things he’ll have to come to grips with if he runs for President in 2016.
However, do you agree with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 majority ruling which would allow companies like Hobby Lobby to deny medical coverage for procedures that violate their religious beliefs?
I would agree that women should make personal health care decisions for themselves, but if the company is, in part, paying for such benefits, shouldn’t the company have the right to decide what they will or won’t cover – especially if it violates their firmly held religious beliefs?
Justice Ginsburg was quick to respond with a scathing 35-page dissention, according to the Huffington Post. Ginsburg stated in so many words that the majority ruling imposed the religious beliefs of the company on those women who do not necessarily subscribe to them.
But, again, if the company is paying for the coverage, shouldn’t the company have a say in what they’ll be paying for?
And as far as working for a company whose religious beliefs are as ingrained as Hobby Lobby’s – knowing that such a company holds those beliefs I would think would compel you to work elsewhere should those beliefs conflict with your own.