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What are the implications of the Hobby Lobby decision?

supreme court contraception birth control obamacare hobby lobby health insurance Anti-abortion demonstrators high five as the ruling for Hobby Lobby was announced outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
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The Supreme Court’s sharply divided (5-4) decision in the Hobby Lobby case has implications not only for the reproductive futures of women across the country, but political and business policies. We’ve rounded up analysis, commentary and questions left open by the ruling:



Why the Hobby Lobby decision actually hurts people of faith | Think Progress

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“A Public Religion Research Institute survey conducted in early June found that a substantial majority of almost every major U.S. Christian group support the idea that publicly-held corporations and privately-owned corporations should be required to provide employees with healthcare plans that cover contraception and birth control at no cost.”


Hobby Lobby’s hypocrisy: The company’s retirement plan invests in contraception manufacturers | Mother Jones


This story further indicates that Hobby Lobby’s pursuit of this exemption wasn’t about making a good business decision.


How I lost faith in the “pro-life” movement | Patheos


A first-hand account of a woman who went from president of her university’s chapter of Students for Life to identifying with the pro-choice movement, all because of their approaches to reducing the number of abortions.


8 best lines from Ginsburg’s dissent | Mother Jones

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the dissenting opinion in the case, and she was, as ever, eloquent and blunt.


What qualifies as a “closely held” company | Wall Street Journal


Hobby Lobby is controlled by the same family that founded it, but how far does that “closely held” definition extend?

 
 
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