Michael Schaus

I don’t mean to be (entirely) dismissive… But does Sandra Fluke actually still matter to anyone? I mean, you would think that even Democrats might eventually grow tired of listening to a 30-something year old college student whine about wanting free birth-control. But, I guess you would be wrong. Sandra is at it again, ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case.

Hobby Lobby has been fighting for the religious liberty of its owners before the Supreme Court. Today, SCOTUS is expected to release its ruling on the matter – determining whether or not the Obamacare contraception mandate (requiring employers to provide their employees with “free” birth control) is a violation of the First Amendment. Sandra, of course, is busy crusading on Twitter for free no-baby pills: (HT: Daily Caller)

Thank God we have people like Sandra in the twittersphere to help us understand these issues. See, until Sandra straightened us out, I thought Hobby Lobby was simply refusing to pay for someone else’s morning after contraception pill… I wasn’t aware that the company was actually banishing women from healthcare clinics, and forcibly denying them the ability to purchase contraceptives from their local Planned Parent–

Wait… What? Oh… As it turns out, I was actually right the first time: Hobby Lobby just wants their employees to pay for their own contraception (The horror!). Apparently, if a company has the audacity to require that their employees pay for their own elective healthcare options, they are engaged in “denying women” their right to contraception. I guess this means that employers are also denying their employees the right to food, clothing, housing, transportation, and most other basic necessities of life in the 21st century; because (gasp!) employees have to pay for all those things with their take-home pay.


Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.
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