Sorry, Mom...when you started talking about employers making health care decisions for their employees, specifically, women & reproductive health, I thought you were a bit "off." You had fallen several years years ago, so I thought you misunderstood some of the information you had heard. "In the future bosses may be given the right (directly or indirectly) to decide what contraceptives are available." I can remember thinking, oh c'mon, Mom that's not how things work in this country. Well, Monday this issue had its day in court. Mom recognized this threat early & was so right, and me, I naively thought these issues had long been settled. I was so wrong.
Please don't get the wrong idea, I adore my mother & we have a great relationship; I didn't think she was crazy, just a bit obsessed with this issue. I did question some of Mom's facts, because quite frankly, two years ago this all sounded so friggin' crazy!
It may take awhile for reality to set in and the unanticipated consequences of this ruling to unfold. Already there is a large docket of cases that will likely be affected.
Mom said if SCOTUS favored Hobby Lobby, it would just be the beginning of related legal challenges...
My mom & I spoke this week. She said she was feeling "sad, numb, in disbelief" over the Supreme Court Ruling. For her and other many other women, there is a sense of loss over this decision. Mom & others of her generation worked hard to make sure their daughters & granddaughters would have access to health care that meets all of their needs, (reproductive organs included).
Mom, I'm with you on this one, but my reaction, like yours is complicated. To summarize, as I grapple with the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision & the precedents that it sets. I too feel sad, numb, & in disbelief, but also angry, resentful, & at times I feel down right crazy.