I admired Justice Ginsberg's dissent to the Hobby Lobby decision. She and the other female justices all dissented -- it was the old white guys and the ever-enigmatic Justice Thomas who decided that Hobby Lobby's strongly held religious convictions trumped employees' rights to have birth control covered as a part of their health care. (Wondering if Viagra is covered... but I digress.)
I posted THIS LINK to Justice Ginsberg's very excellent reasons for her dissent on Facebook -- FB is full of outrage over this decision -- at least, that's what I see as most my FB friends tend to be of the liberal persuasion -- thinking that birth control is a part of a woman's health care and a matter between her and her physician -- as opposed to between her and her employer and her employer's religious beliefs..
Then I got this comment from a friend of a FB friend "No one is forcing anyone to work at Hobby Lobby. Let then use their freedom to work where they are free to kill their babies (with an iud or abortion.)"
And I'm still trying to wrap my head around the concept of an IUD as a murder device -- as I understand it, it prevents the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus -- as does the so -called morning after pill.
What I see as an argument over birth control as a part of health benefits (and birth control pills are, indeed, sometimes prescribed for medical reasons-- not just for 'recreational purposes' as one bright Right light said,) is for others all about rejecting the ACA/ Obamacare. If I learned that Hobby Lobby had refused to sell stuff imported from China -- a country whose embrace of forced abortion is well known -- I might take those deeply held religious convictions of theirs more seriously.
Real suffering is dirty and smelly and complicated. Choose to take on a special needs child -- it's a life time commitment. Work with the homeless -- you may get your hands dirty. World hunger, disease, injustice -- there's lots of it and it's out there waiting for you godly folks. And people -- real, sentient, self-aware, on the ground people are waiting too.