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Reader's view: Hobby Lobby offers 16 methods of contraception

Why aren’t we seeing any real journalism on the Supreme Court decision regarding Hobby Lobby?

According to National Review, Hobby Lobby does provide co-pay-free access to contraception in the health care plan it provides employees. It provides male condoms, female condoms, diaphragms with spermicide, sponges with spermicide, cervical caps with spermicide, spermicide alone, birth-control pills with estrogen and progestin, birth-control pills with just progestin (the mini pill), extended and continuous-use birth control pills, contraceptive patches, contraceptive rings, progestin injections, implantable rods, vasectomies, female sterilization and female sterilization implants.

Hobby Lobby provides medically recognized options that prevent conception, the National Review reported. But it did not want to pay for options that work after conception: that is, de facto abortion. Let’s be honest; if you need a “plan B” option then you are essentially asking your employer to pay for your poor life choice. Hobby Lobby offered for free 16 options so employees wouldn’t need a “plan B.”

Before anyone starts with, “This group would deny transfusions,” they should ask if there is a medically recognized option to transfusions. There aren’t any as far as I know, but Hobby Lobby reportedly offered 16 medically recognized options for birth control.

Paul Roue