Couric noted to Ginsburg. “Why did you find this decision so disturbing?”
“The decision that an employer could refuse to cover contraceptives meant that women would have to take care of that for themselves or the men who cared,” Ginsburg replied. “Contraceptive protection is something that every woman must have access to to control her own destiny,” she added.
“I certainly respect the belief of the Hobby Lobby owners. On the other hand, they have no constitutional right to foist that belief on the hundreds and hundreds of women who work for them who don’t share that belief. I had never seen the free exercise of religion clause interpreted in such a way.”
Right. It would be hell on earth for women to “have to take care of that for themselves.” We mustn’t treat women as productive people who can make their own decisions about behavior and consequences.
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