Target: Chief Justice John G. Roberts
Goal: Protest sexist ruling that says private corporations can deny women important contraceptive care
Private corporations can now discriminate against women and choose not to provide care specifically for women. Hobby Lobby, a large chain craft store, initiated a court case challenging the Affordable Care Act, claiming that the company should not be legally obligated to provide contraceptive care to women because the company is Christian. The Supreme Court ruled on the side of Hobby Lobby, saying that closely owned, religious corporations do not need to provide this specific healthcare for women. This is a ruling that could cause terrible hardship for women and families across the country.
Many Christian organizations and groups themselves oppose this most recent court case. They assert that many religious people support contraceptive care like IUDs and the morning after pill, because they help women tremendously. In addition, some evangelicals say that no business should claim to be Christian, because the Bible does not say a corporation can claim to be Christian. Furthermore, this ruling sets a precedent that allows many other corporations to deny women basic healthcare services. Contraceptive care like IUDs and the morning after pill will be even more difficult for women to obtain, since it will be substantially more expensive without employer provided healthcare. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, this ruling directly discriminates against women, and only women. By suing for religious business exemptions, Hobby Lobby is showing its refusal to help and support women in their lives because of a minority view about contraception and healthcare.
Tell the Supreme Court you oppose this ruling that discriminates against women and their decisions about their own bodies.
Dear Chief Justice Roberts,
The recent court case involving Hobby Lobby appalled me. I was shocked and angry to learn that Hobby Lobby won the right to not provide important healthcare to women. I believe this is religious favoring, allowing a corporation to usurp federal law that requires contraceptive coverage. The ACA is very beneficial to women, but all employers must be required to follow the rules. This ruling specifically targets women and their bodies, making contraceptive care much more expensive and difficult to obtain.
The Hobby Lobby case is discriminatory against women and provides special business exemptions to religious and closely-held corporations. Religion should be left to religious groups and places of worship, not within businesses and healthcare.
I ask that you reconsider this ruling either now or in a future case, so that women are not victimized by paltry religious businesses that defy federal ACA law.
[Your Name Here]
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