Since news of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on the Hobby Lobby case broke Monday, critics have been bashing the company for refusing to provide birth control to its employees.
However, this is extremely misleading, and this image from The Daily Signal explains why:
Traditional media have been posting headlines blasting Hobby Lobby for denying its employees contraceptives or birth control, those allegations are wrong. While the ruling could have implications affecting birth control coverage from other companies, that is simply not what Hobby Lobby fought for or achieved.
Rather, the company only wanted the right to not pay for what its owners view as drugs that terminate a pregnancy after the egg has been fertilized – emergency contraceptives such as Plan B. In other words, Hobby Lobby still provides birth control for its employees.
For Hobby Lobby specifically, this case was never about birth control but, rather, abortion – an action which 58% of Americans believe is wrong.
But then again, it’s a whole lot easier to wage a “war on women” when you say a company refused to pay for birth control…