by Jon Sanders
Director of the Center for Food, Power, and Life, Research Editor, John Locke Foundation
Washington Post quotes the following Democrats saying things that are ridiculously wrong about the Hobby Lobby ruling: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), Democratic National Committee chair, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.), and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.).
As the Post summarizes at the end of the long trail of hysterics,
this collection of rhetoric suggests Democrats need to be more careful in their language about the ruling. All too often, lawmakers leap to conclusions that are not warranted by the facts at hand. Simply put, the court ruling does not outlaw contraceptives, does not allow bosses to prevent women from seeking birth control and does not take away a person’s religious freedom.
Curiously, this is the same paper that publishes Ruth Marcos, whose response was
How did the Supreme Court manage to agree unanimously that police must obtain a warrant before searching cellphones yet split on whether employers must offer contraception as part of their health care plans?
My explanation, slightly crude but perhaps compelling: All the justices, presumably, have cellphones. Only three have uteruses, and you know which way they voted.