The RIchest Man in Babylon: Weaver95: This would be a very awkward and strange precedent to set. I hope it gets overturned by SCOTUS.I'm a Jewish business owner and the Torah says slavery is a-okay, so why can't I go buy some people to work in my stores?I'm a Christian Scientist business owner, so why can't I deny coverage for any drugs?I'm a Jehovah's Witness business owner, so why can't I deny coverage for blood transfusions?Seriously, this is a terrifying bit of precedent to set.
ginandbacon: Stop this world...
ciberido: You're entire argument seems based on the premise "The owner of the company has a right to set the rules." This is not true. It has been declared untrue by no less than the 88th US Congress back in 1964.
DubyaHater: The owner of the company has a right to set the rules
the money is in the banana stand: I could be walking down the street and a car hits me.I could be walking down the middle of a freeway and a car hits me.In both of those instances, a car ran into me, and technically it isn't my fault. However, in the first example, I was not taking any unnecessary or stupid risks and the driver of the vehicle is at fault entirely. In the second example, I should not have been walking down the middle of the farking freeway and the car would not have hit me.It is your choice to take additional risks and not your right. If you want to fark, that onus isn't on everything else should it result in a pregnancy. You have to pay for that shiat. I don't care about this moral argument, this is completely outside that. IF however a pregnancy occurs from a rape, that should be covered. If insurance covers contraceptives, then why don't they cover my motorcycle helmet? Rock climbing safety equipment? Scuba safety gear?
theorellior: Clemkadidlefark: I suspect they consider it your responsibility to wed before copulation and to be a mother and father to the children you sire. To love them, and raise them up proper. Not grind them up in a blender and flush them down a clinic drain. And they object to being made party to such a practice.Contraception is not abortion, please do try to keep up.
zedster: Weaver95: Corporate religions is a very very strange concept.That would be as odd as the Church selling indulgences... ....
iodine: Lots of erroneous arguments in this thread are whining about this well considered decision. If Gilardi's doesn't want to fund insurance benefits for contraception or abortion and the courts agree with them, then folks can suck it (and make them pay the wage premium that would provide for personal funding of this very personal benefit). Plenty of employers legally offer no health benefits at all.One might complain that neither position should be allowed, but even in the twilight of Obamacare, that argument is going nowhere quickly, at least as a practical matter of politics being "the art of the possible".Let's try mandating that all employers need to pay for a firearm for any employee who wants one. That might be a "life saving device". No? Then time to suck it and move along.
R.O.U.S: In all seriousness, religious freedom and rights are all well and good, until they interfere with someone else's freedoms and rights. Freedom of religion should end where my rights begin.
Weaver95: enry: So we have corporations as people and now people as corporations.I wonder how the evangelicals will reconcile corporate religion with that whole "thou shalt have no other gods before me" line in their bible?
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