SCOTUS Rules: Hobby Lobby Wins – ObamaCare Mandates “CANNOT” Interfere With Religious Freedom…

sandra-fluke_demands2011 Supreme Court Justices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.

Contraception is among a range of preventive services that must be provided at no extra charge under the health care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010 and the Supreme Court upheld two years later.  (read more)

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NO-ONE is denying anyone birth control.   You just have to pay for it yourself.

Kroger Generic Drug List and Kroger Store Locator
Sprintec or Trinessa: $9/month or $24/3 months
Price may higher in CA, MN, WY

Target Generic Drug List (under women’s health) and Target Store Locator
Sprintec or Tri-sprintec: $9/month
Price may be higher in CA, MN, MT, PA, RI, TN, WI, and WY.

Wal-Mart Generic Drug List (under women’s health) and Wal-Mart Store Locator
Sprintec or Tri-sprintec $9/month
Price may be higher in CA, HI, MN, MT, PA, TN, WI, and WY.

Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club Generic Drug List and Sam’s Club Store Locator
Sprintec or Tri-sprintec: $9/month
Price may be higher in CA, HI, MN, MT, PA, TN, WI, and WY.

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The Supremes Also Ruled In Favor of Home Health Workers Not Being Forced To Join A Union

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in Harris v. Quinn that politicians can no longer force family members caring for disabled relatives into public sector unions.

In a 5-4 ruling, the court found the state of Illinois violated the constitution when imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich agreed to funnel a portion of home healthcare worker checks to political allies SEIU and AFSCME. The unions collected more than $50 million from about 20,000 such people over a five-year period.

The decision, authored by Samuel Alito, did not completely limit the ability of public sector unions to collect dues from employees who do not want to join unions. However, the court recognized a category of “partial public employees” and ruled that fees cannot be forcefully extracted from these people.  (link)


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39 Responses to SCOTUS Rules: Hobby Lobby Wins – ObamaCare Mandates “CANNOT” Interfere With Religious Freedom…

  1. Herr Doktor Professor Muckefuck says:

    I never understood why businesses should have to pay for a woman’s birth control. Do men get their condoms paid for? Why is a private business involved in my private life anyways? I don’t get it.


  2. Daniel says:

    So the response to that will be tax-payer funded visits to planned parenthood for “free” contraceptives.

    It does go to show how ill thought out Obamacare actually is, It started with a noble goal of reducing healthcare costs for people and ended up with excesively more expensive healthcare insurance costs (because private companies know you have no choice) combined with punishment and penalties if someone does not want to participate (so now it’s a tax that goes either to government or companies) and limits healthcare plans to a simple few options where every individual “peg” with individual needs must be forced into one of a small selection of holes. And if it takes a hammer to get you into that hole, that’s what they are prepared to do by force of government.


  3. sundance says:


    • benzy says:

      Should this really come as a surprise to anyone? Barack Obama has already done everything within his power (some beyond it) to ensure that Congress is of no consequence. Why not go for the judicial branch as well?


      • ctdar says:

        Yup, but I hope if he does, someone else will present appeal toward obamacare and court goes against him again and overthrows it all together based on how they interpret the law
        presently. His legacy will be printed on toilet paper.
        Glad his “friendlies” are awaking to the concept we’ve know for YEARS “whotf does he think he is??”


    • lovemygirl says:

      Wait, Bobby was being serious? Does BO really think he can over rule the Supremes? Wow.


      • Cymrygirl says:

        He probably does. Mr. Jindal may have been playing it tongue-in-cheek with that Tweet, but he may also have been more prescient than he knew at the time.


  4. 1wanderingtruthseeker says:

    Now what I’d like to know is if the Court will also stand firm on people that abortions are against their religion. Should they be made to pay for abortions? I say NO! Kill your baby on your own dime.


  5. talkaftercarefulthought says:

    Goosebumps!! at the decision AND at the Reuters post..


  6. AdukeLAXobserver says:

    If you can’t afford $9 a month for birth control keep your underwear up.


    • lorac says:

      Thanks that made my day! Really birth control pills aren’t 100% way to stop a pregnancy. IF you cannot afford $9 bucks a month how are you going to be able to afford a baby???? Yep keep your panties up or use a cigar you can’t get pregnant from that! Oh did I say that outloud?


      • John Galt says:

        “IF you cannot afford $9 bucks a month how are you going to be able to afford a baby?”

        Wit ma EBT card.


        • lorac says:

          John John John….I’m old and almost wet my knickers! How can I get some free depends? After all isn’t it my right to not have pee running into my socks.


  7. Chip Bennett says:

    The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

    Businesses don’t hold views, religious or otherwise. Businesses are non-sentient entities.

    Businesses are owned and controlled by actual human beings – human beings who have constitutional rights that cannot be violated merely because they are engaging in the God-given and unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness (a profit-generating, incorporated business).


    • doodahdaze says:

      This is a goody. When it starts to sink in of the Leftists they will panic.


    • doodahdaze says:

      These are closely held corporations. Also sole proprietors and partnerships. Hey thassa lotta people!!!


    • talkaftercarefulthought says:

      wait what? no no no you need to villainize the business by making them a sentient life.. just like Rush Limbaugh points out all the “SUV runs over ….” I’ve never seen a living SUV but if I google the phrase apparently they are SkyNet’s first attack on the human race..


  8. John Galt says:

    What about the religions that don’t believe in any medical care? Can businesses owned by these religions opt out of the employer mandate entirely?


  9. yankeeintx says:

    Hobby Lobby is not opposed to birth control pills. They are against Plan B and Ella “morning after pills” and two forms of IUD’s. They are considered to be abortificants to most with the exception of Planned Parenthood.


  10. Josh says:

    These 4/5, 5/4 decisions are scaring me. Just one vote could change everything.


    • realitychek says:

      You mean like Robert’s initial Obama(ination)are ruling? I’m sure he’s second guessing himself on that ruling since the administration is STILL saying it’s not a tax.


  11. realitychek says:

    The administration is now saying the “Constitutional scholar in the Oval Office” disagrees with the ruling.

    Maybe someone should explain to said “Constitutional Scholar” that his job is to ENFORCE the laws, not re-write and interpret them. It also needs to be explained to the “CS” (or DA) that there is a system of checks and balances and the system says he’s WRONG so he should STFU.


  12. So, all you lawyers out there, does this allow the businesses that have been coerced into serving the LGBT community grounds for appeal to the US Supreme Court. I’ve lost track whether they have done this already.

    And if they have already been heard by Scotus and lost, aren’t the 2 opinions diametrically opposed? I’m trying to think back to my logic classes in college but it seems that whether the situation involves customers or employees, the answer should be the same?


    • Auntie Lib says:

      Great question Granny – and I don’t think it’s been answered in this context yet. Specifically, I’m thinking about the photographer and baker who refused service for gay weddings on religious grounds and have been struck down by courts of first instance. I don’t think any of these opinions have been appealed. Correct me if I’m wrong. I would think that these cases would now be ripe for appeals.


      • Exactly, Auntie Lib. Those were the same businesses I’m thinking about. If I’m not mistaken, the bakery went out of business rather than be coerced. As a partial owner of a very small business, I’m praying these folks get a break.


  13. joshua says:

    if the president can ignore the US laws without consequences PERSONALLY, then all citizens can do so as well….if not, we are being subjected to Disparate Impact by our government….violation of our Civil Liberties, if the AG does not defend us, he has failed to execute his sworn duties and should be impeached immediately.


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