I have been having a tag comments with a legal expert here at Daily Kos about the Hobby Lobby decision. Needless to say I've become rather disillusioned that there would be any solution at all.
My Grandmother was an outspoken supporter of birth control back in the 1930's and 1940's. I did not think I would be fighting this fight in the 21st century for my daughters. I'm sick of this being allowed to become a divisive cultural issue rather than settled law.
It appears most here on DailyKos are in agreement on this subject. I just don't think that infighting among those that generally agree and are on the same team is productive.
A legal expert that posts here offered an opinion to wait to see if the Obama administration "solution" offered by SCOTUS works.
Since the SCOTUS have already widened the ruling to include all forms of Birth control and have basically stayed the religious waiver work around while they go on vacation. That solution is going to be unclear.
The second solution would be making changes to the Religious Freedom legislation. This would have to pass the House and would likely take years to pass.
My concern is that by not making bold claims that the Hobby Lobby decision violates the religious freedoms and equal protection of their 17,000 employees we just go on accepting the status quo. We give up the just cause that women's health is a serious issue and deserves to be covered at the same level as men's health.
I understand that lawsuits do not solve every problem and they take time to come to resolution. But this issue, the ability to control your health, your own body and decide when and if you choose to have a child is worth fighting for.
It appears we need a legal team such as the group helping to overturn marriage equality issues......are the any constitutional lawyers out there that feel passionately about a women's health and right to choice?
Do we have anyone else here at Daily Kos that have expertise we would need?
I'm serious about looking for those that may be willing to work outside the box or expand the damned box to find a solution to the Hobby Lobby and recent court decisions limiting women's health.