Hobby Lobby’s owners have brought forth a case to the SCOTUS asking for an exemption from part of the Affordable Care Act that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
David and Barbara Green, founders of Hobby Lobby, said that birth control pills are comparable to that of abortion and their religious belief prohibits abortions.
Is birth control abortion? According to Princeton University,
No, using emergency contraceptive pills (also called “morning after pills” or “day after pills”) prevents pregnancy after sex. It does not cause an abortion. (In fact, because emergency contraception helps women avoid getting pregnant when they are not ready or able to have children, it can reduce the need for abortion.)
Emergency contraceptive pills work before pregnancy begins. According to leading medical authorities – such as the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – pregnancy begins when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Implantation begins five to seven days after sperm fertilizes the egg, and the process is completed several days later. Emergency contraception will not work if a woman is already pregnant.
The way emergency contraceptive pills work depends on where you are in your monthly cycle when you take them. EC works primarily, or perhaps exclusively, by delaying or inhibiting ovulation (release of your egg). It is possible that EC may affect the movement of egg or sperm (making them less likely to meet), interfere with the fertilization process, or prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. The copper in Copper-T IUDs can prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg and may also prevent implantation of a fertilized egg.
Yet because of the Green’s religious belief and the First Amendment right, the Green family has the right to believe this. They have every right to play Christian songs, close at night and on Sundays, but they have no right whatsoever to block an employee from receiving contraception pills.
They can always not offer medical insurance and the employees must go on the exchange, but that would mean Hobby Lobby will be paying a penalty. Yet apparently, they don’t want to do that either, as a for-profit entrepreneur, their goal is to make a profit…even if it mean to purchase items from a country that counters their religious belief.
According to Forbes Magazine,
[Hobby Lobby is] suing the federal government to stop the mandate to cover emergency contraception through health insurance.
Yet if you walk into any Hobby Lobby, pick up any merchandise and read the back of the product. You would most likely read: Made in China. China forces their women to have abortion if they are pregnant.
According to Life Site News:
“By order of the factory’s Family Planning Commission, every month during their menstrual period, women had to undress in front of the birth planning doctor for examination. If anyone skipped the examination, she would be forced to take a pregnancy test at the hospital. We were allowed to collect a salary only after it was confirmed that we were not pregnant,” Ping said. “When discovered, pregnant women would be dragged to undergo forced abortions—there simply was no other choice.”
The admission was enough to alarm forced-abortion opponents, who questioned Apple’s commitment to ending the practice. One leader noted that the company “has been auditing its facilities since 2006.”
“Why, then, is it still the case that pregnancy testing is reported as rampant?” said Women’s Rights Without Frontiers President Reggie Littlejohn, the U.S.-based leader instrumental in Chen’s dramatic escape into the U.S. last April. “Either Apple’s requirement that these practices must stop is new, or its policies to implement it are ineffectual.”
This hypocrisy of limiting the basic needs for a woman to prevent pregnancy, yet profit off a nation where abortion is required, much to the chagrin of pro life activists and Christian alike; spending taxpayers money to go before the SCOTUS, is sickening.
The Green family are not just hypocrites, but their disregard for the lives of women in China in order to make a profit but to limit women in the U.S. to have contraception is racist. If the Green family were truly anti-abortion activists, then their product in their store would read: Made in America.
And now, because of their “morality” on abortion has reached the ears of the SCOTUS, folks like the Greens only prove that the right winged Christians are racist and xenophobic and are truly in war with women in both the U.S. and China…and God has blessed them as David Green has mentioned.
Tim’s first experience into journalism was at East Los Angeles College. Then Tim was a stringer for a local Japanese American Newspaper in Los Angeles. He then completed his Bachelors in Business and RECEIVED his MBA, but his desire to seek the truth has not been assuaged by fear of the 1% or their followers. When Tim isn’t doing his liberal thing, he enjoys sitting back, relaxing and listening to Rush…the band folks!