Target: Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and John Roberts
Goal: Decry decision to allow companies to regulate women’s health based on employers’ religious beliefs
Hobby Lobby, Inc., a craft supply company owned and operated by evangelical religious conservatives, has successfully lobbied the United States government into supporting owners’ extreme religious views as law. Hobby Lobby’s owners sought to thwart female employees’ access to contraception by denying them health coverage for birth control pills. The Supreme Court ultimately issued a ruling in the company’s favor.
This corporation has succeeded in controlling employees’ lives to such an extent that they are ultimately in charge of their sex lives, and this does not even consider the fact that many women use birth control in order to alleviate medical conditions and menstrual pain. The Supreme Court of the United States has officially legalized this absurd abuse of power. Now businesses the nation over can prohibit female employees from looking out for their own health and wellness. It is legalized discrimination, plain and simple.
This law is dangerous and, more than that, absolutely nonsensical seeing that Hobby Lobby’s female employees can simply buy birth control with the money they earn, so the corporation cannot avoid funding contraception. It is simply making it less affordable for its female employees.
Decry this incredibly sexist decision made by the Supreme Court.
Dear Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and John Roberts,
Your recent decision to grant businesses the right to deny women access to basic health care is an absurd abuse of power. Birth control is a woman’s basic right. Not only is it useful for preventing unwanted pregnancies and the terrible cost of an unplanned child or abortion, but many women use birth control for medical conditions completely unrelated to pregnancy.
This decision is misogynistic, unreasonable, and completely out of touch with more than half of the population of the United States. You should be ashamed of yourselves for enacting it and for unabashedly ignoring the separation of Church and State on which America was founded.
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