by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
President Obama tells religious people that he supports “the right to practice our faith how we choose.”
But Obamacare functionaries ordered Christian groups to fund employees’ purchase of birth control and the morning-after abortion pill. Some religious people believe both pills are a form of murder. Would their president force them to pay for what they consider murder? You betcha.
The Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby, sued, and the Supremes ruled that some faith-based corporations can get an exemption from Obamacare. But it was a pathetically narrow victory, applying only to small, privately-held companies, and they still must hire lawyers to beg for an exemption. Non-profits and bigger groups such as Notre Dame still must fund what they consider to be murder.
Leftists still assailed the court for granting even this tiny exemption. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she “can’t believe we live in a world where we’d even consider letting big corps deny women access to basic care.”
Harry Reid said, “If the Supreme Court will not protect women’s access to health care, then Democrats will.”
What utter nonsense! No one was “denied access” to anything. Anyone with a prescription can buy birth control pills at Wal-Mart for $9. Are leftists so in love with big government that they think government not funding something is akin to banning it? Apparently they do.