Ruth Bader Ginsberg had some quotes that this content-monger thought were appropriate.
"The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would…deny legions of women who do not hold their employers' beliefs access to contraceptive coverage"
So, my biggest gripe about this whole fucking shitstorm is that Planned Parenthood, and state clinics exist to fulfill reproductive needs. This shouldn't have been a burned on industry in the first place. My girlfriend is currently unemployed. When I was listening to this news story, I leaned over and asked, "Hey, darling? How much do you pay for birth control?"
EXAAAAACTLY, you fucking morons. I'm not going to pay some fucking company extra cash because they had to raise their prices because they had to pay for their employees for contraception when I'm already paying the government in fucking taxes for the same purpose. Jesus Christ, you people are tools.
And it's an overwhelming majority.
So, what's Justice Gingsberg's next brilliant utterance?
"Religious organizations exist to foster the interests of persons subscribing to the same religious faith. Not so of for-profit corporations. Workers who sustain the operations of those corporations commonly are not drawn from one religious community."
This is your fault. This is all your fault. I didn't get a vote on this fuckshow. "One nation under God..." you guys dig yourselves outta this one. The Constitution says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
Any other entrance of religion into any debate is void. This argument clearly isn't about religion. It's about some company paying for their employees to enjoy sexytimes without consequence. Problem is, companies argued this when the whole shit began, but noooooo, they still had to pay. Now, they figured this way around the law. And, you know what? Good for them. Next!
"Any decision to use contraceptives made by a woman covered under Hobby Lobby's or Conestoga's plan will not be propelled by the Government, it will be the woman's autonomous choice, informed by the physician she consults."
Damned skippy. The woman's choice and the woman's dollar. Is she with a man? Maybe his dollar. Is she visiting a clinic? My dollar... but y'know what, at this point, I don't even mind.
"It bears note in this regard that the cost of an IUD is nearly equivalent to a month's full-time pay for workers earning the minimum wage."
Great fucking shit, Justice Ginsberg. No goddamn shit. IUDs are expensive... but, y'know what? Condoms grow on trees. I'm literally inundated with them. Oh! And you know what? Birth control pills are beginning to fall from the sky like manna from heaven. Really. Did I mention my girlfriend gets them for free?
Without an employer?
Get with the goddamn times.
"Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah's Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today's decision."
I don't care. Go for it. You know what, show me the employer that's this blindly into his religious beliefs! I want to shake his hand. That's freedom. You don't want freedom? Go get in the Obamacare line.
For the record, I am mad about that one.
That thing about freedom... yeah. Some employers don't offer healthcare. Some employers (and I won't name names) are very careful over regulating hours so that they can get around paying for healthcare... even if their employees offered to sign a waiver expressing they don't want anything to do with it.
Requiring employers to pay for healthcare in the first place is killing American industry. So, yeah! Observe their rights and tear down this stupid, tyrannical system. Let private insurance do what it's done for countless years.
Back in the day, being in a job with benefits meant it was a respectable job... not just some dipshit, dumbfuck organization that kisses the state's ass.
"Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be 'perceived as favoring one religion over another,' the very 'risk the [Constitution's] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude."
DAMN! YOU! Read the "Establishment Clause". Rather than wasting the time saying all that, you should have just read the goddamn document. What you're citing is sixteen words. Your regime isn't establishing a government religion (any more so than it already has (think of the pledge or the dollar bill)) or preventing anybody form following their indoctrinated hearts (any more than it already has (recal from grade school that Tennessee had a Religious Preference clause)). You're cool. Now, chill the hell out.
"The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."
This cheeses me off more than any other quote. They've been in a minefield since this whole stupid thing began. They brought all of this on themselves. I didn't want a bit of it. Oh! And what's more! It's their job to be in a minefield. I'm tired of them letting congress pass stupid shit uncontested.
Agree? Disagree? I don't care. Just leave me alone and let me know when the shitstorm congeals.