Nov 262013

This blows my mind…

Supreme Court to take up Obamacare contraception case

Washington (CNN) — The high-stakes fight over implementing parts of the troubled health care reform law will move to the U.S. Supreme Court in coming months, in a dispute involving coverage for contraceptives and “religious liberty.”

The justices agreed on Tuesday to review provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers of a certain size to offer insurance coverage for birth control and other reproductive health services without a co-pay.

At issue is whether private companies can refuse to do so on the claim it violates their religious beliefs.

Oral arguments will likely be held in March with a ruling by late June.

I simply cannot wrap my mind the fact the business owners may soon be able to impose their religious beliefs on their employees. Remember that this conservative court has already ruled that corporations are citizens and as such are entitled to free speech. It isn’t much a stretch to imagine to they will also declare that businesses are entitled to religious freedom.

Separation of church and state no longer exists in the United States of America. As much as I hate to admit it, it is not hard for me to imagine a time in the not too distant future when religious extremists will completely and openly rule this country just as they do now in countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia. I hope I do not live to see that day.

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