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  •  There is no fertilization (1+ / 0-)
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    Old Sailor

    when there is no egg released. That's how contraceptive pills work: they prevent ovulation. Now, maybe I'm wrong, but I thought Hobby Lobby objected to all forms of birth control, not just those like the IUD.

    I don't think it's pedantic to point out when someone's objection to something is not based in fact. Religious fundamentalists often object to birth control pills on this mistaken scientific ground.

    As far as the workaround goes, I don't see why asking an insurance company to issue a separate rider for blood transfusions or whatever would be any different than asking them to do so for contraceptives.

    Let's be perfectly honest here. Does anyone really think this Supreme Court would have come out this way on any medical treatment other than contraception? It seems clear to me that their own religious prejudice is showing.

    •  Hobby Lobby objected to four specific forms (0+ / 0-)

      Of contraception, two IUDs and two forms of emergency contraception (Plan B and Ella).

      The current FDA label for Plan B seems to include a claim that it may prevent implantation.  Even if the primary mechanism is something other than preventing implantation of a fertilized egg, if that is an occasional secondary effect, I can accept someone's objection as valid.

      I think that the Supreme Court would have come up with similar reasoning on other medical treatment, if only to appear consistent.

    •  They were apparently paying for all... (0+ / 0-)

      birth control at some point (even before ACA) and then modified their support to just pills that don't interfere with a fertilized egg. So I guess they have always paid for most forms of birth control and recently began objecting to the four types that prevent implantation or cause an abortion. This is kinda news to me, also. I thought they didn't provide anything, but that's apparently wrong.

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