With the US Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, basically family owned businesses are freed from the extreme regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] that required all businesses to provide ALL 20 FDA approved ‘contraceptive’ drugs. Hobby Lobby would continue to provide 16 of the 20, but drew the line at four that primarily act by terminating an existing pregnancy.
Listening to the pro-aborts, one might think that women would no longer have access to any ‘reproductive health’ care. They say the ruling jeopardizes access to ‘affordable birth control for millions of women’ and call it an ‘assault on women’s reproductive freedom’. Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Can’t believe we live in a world where we’d even consider letting big corporations deny women access to basic care…” and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz says, “… this decision …allows for-profit employers to deny access to certain health care benefits based on their personal beliefs.”
Why the outrage?
Abortion advocates have a big problem: people don’t like abortion and the vast majority think it should be significantly restricted and/or regulated. Anything that undermines the already weak public support for abortion they see as a real threat to the entire abortion culture. So, allowing some corporations to not pay for a few drugs because they cause abortions, is like putting a hole in the dike surrounding abortion.
This is also why pro-aborts oppose any/all attempts to regulate abortion. Do women need the same protections for abortion as for other surgery? Absolutely not. Should abortions be limited to doctors? No. To doctors with admitting privileges, just in case of complications? Forget that.
The outrage against the Hobby Lobby decision is the latest indicator of how the pro-life side is winning the abortion debate. The pro-aborts are terrified that we’ll actually start honoring women by protecting them from the scourge of abortion, and can’t tolerate the least action that casts further clouds over the abortion culture.