Sources: SCOTUS [ruling -- PDF], SCOTUS Blog, The New York Times
quote: Corporations are just groups of people.
quote: However I do not believe my right not to be murdered is specifically called out in the Constitution
quote: Contraceptives have nothing to do with health. They have to do with the desire to not get pregnant.
quote: they think they deserve to have sex largely free of the potential consequences for free or at greatly reduced cost through someone else covering it for them
quote: ...or they understand how much of a drain on their economy/society having unwanted poor children around is.You do know that it's incredibly awesome to NOT have to pay for police and prisons with my tax money right?
quote: Copper IUDs are not 4 dollars, and considering my wife is recovering from cancer, and cannot use hormone based contraceptives for 5 years...this is kind of a big deal.
quote: ...you do understand the concept of health insurance and why it's a good thing right?
quote: I expect you to pay for my healthcare...just as I pay for your healthcare and have absolutely no problem doing so...like most human beings in first world countries.
quote: ..and why are all of you Ron Paul crazies so bad at basic economics? Free birth control pours a metric shitton of money back into the economy.
quote: Who every thinks corporations are people are fools. They aren't treated like "people" in any other way except when it comes to politics... hmmm. Corporations are only driven but the bottom line and not morals and ethical behavior.
quote: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized
quote: The political leanings, beliefs, and principles of the rest of the people who make up, run and own the company are ignored.
quote: Goddamn so many of you fail at the utter core concept of America, you MUST have went to public school. There's just no other explanation.
quote: They are the same people that piss and moan they have to pay for all the welfare cases out there that can't afford their kids.
quote: 2) As someone who is anti-abortion, removing the 4 emergency contraception drugs (which either delay ovulation or prevent the sperm from fertilizing the egg), will actually *INCREASE* the number of abortions.
quote: *CORPORATIONS* should NOT get to choose what kind of coverage their employees get.
quote: how many people can afford 15 kids?
quote: But if I run a freaking pharmacy I sure won't deny it from others.
quote: I'm all for total liberty of every person but not if it has a negative influence on somone else.
quote: And how can you call it 'freedom' if the law has exceptions for some religions?
quote: This decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate and should not be understood to hold that all insurance-coverage mandates, e.g., for vaccinations or blood transfusions, must necessarily fall if they conflict with an employer’s religious beliefs.
quote: "It bears note in this regard that the cost of an IUD is nearly equivalent to a month’s full-time pay for workers earning the minimum wage; that almost one-third of women would change their contraceptive method if costs were not a factor" -
quote: It makes me realize what a f&cked up world we're living in if the most powerful country lets people avoid the law and influence others lives based only on their beliefs in supernatural.
quote: I'm sorry, employers shouldn't be able to interfere with their employee's healthcare decisions.