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Takeaway from Hobby Lobby Case? Make Birth Control Available Over the Counter

TweetThe Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case perfectly illustrates the conundrums we run into in a state-run society. When it comes to contraceptives, we need to get government and employers out of it — birth control should be available over the counter. The essence of the state is such that it uses force to uphold laws. Under a system [...]
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Five cold hard facts about Hobby Lobby

Tweet“It bears noting that the cost of an IUD is nearly equivalent to a month’s full-time pay for workers on the minimum wage.” —GINSBURG, dissenting. There’s no court like the highest court in the land to toy with our emotions. Not since the SCOTUS’s evisceration of DOMA in Windsor have the likes of Facebook, Twitter, [...]
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The Hobby Lobby Majority Opinion: It Can’t Be Sex Discrimination If Women Aren’t in the Picture

TweetCross-posted from Alliance for Justice. Written by Gretchen Borchelt, Senior Counsel & Director of State Reproductive Health Policy at the National Women’s Law Center. The majority opinion in Hobby Lobby erases women from the picture altogether. In a decision that is squarely about women’s health and equality, the male justices in the majority refuse to acknowledge the centrality of [...]
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The birth control coverage mandate: our work isn’t done

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. A few years ago, I went to the doctor about a pain in my leg that was so intense it would wake me in the middle of the night. Tests revealed that it was a blood clot, and with no other risk factors my doctor determined it was caused [...]
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Dear Romney, Ryan and the Republican Party

TweetDear Romney, Ryan and the Republican Party, You forced us to choose between keeping a larger portion of our paycheck or keeping the right to our own reproductive health.  You made us choose between fiscal reform or denying the civil liberties of others in order to adhere to your religious agenda. You made us choose [...]
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