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  •  This is about "free", I think (0+ / 0-)

    I've done a lot of reading on this Hobby Lobby decision and what it actually means and what Hobby Lobby isn't actually covering.  I think the "free" word is the problem.  Actually, Hobby Lobby covers (co-pay free) a great many contraception avenues.  Here's a list I got from a number of sites:

        Male condoms
        Female condoms
        Diaphragms with spermicide
        Sponges with spermicide
        Cervical caps with spermicide
        Spermicide alone
        Birth-control pills with estrogen and progestin (“Combined Pill)
        Birth-control pills with progestin alone (“The Mini Pill)
        Birth control pills (extended/continuous use)
        Contraceptive patches
        Contraceptive rings
        Progestin injections
        Implantable rods
        Female sterilization surgeries
        Female sterilization implants

    There are some contraception things not covered, that's for sure.  But, at least there are some choices.  What I would like to know is if some of these things are free...why not ALL things relating to contraception?  

    Interesting question, think?

    •  As I understand it, the Court let stand all sorts (2+ / 0-)
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      of lower court rulings that applied to all these methods as well.  Is that correct?

      "The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”" -- Paul Dirac

      by Rikon Snow on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 02:16:25 PM PDT

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      •  Could be, Rikon (1+ / 0-)
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        Not sure on that, Rikon.  One thing I saw in this diary was a suggestion to get birth control pills (etc.) "over the counter" that women can just go to a drug store and buy them without prescription.  

        That speaks to my original point in that this is more about "free" than it is about access.  Making BC drugs over-the-counter available will still create a cost to women...and therein lies a part of the issue in this whole thing.

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