NEWSFLASH: Supreme Court Rules 5-4 Against Birth Control Coverage

In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in the combined case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Burwell that, as The Washington Post reports, ” The federal government can’t force owners of closely held for-profit companies to provide birth control coverage to female employees if they object to the administration’s requirement on religious grounds.”

We’ll have much more on this hugely disappointing decision, in the course of the day.


  1. I think “hugely disappointing” is putting it mildly. After the “Buffer Zone” decision favoring the anti-choice side just last week, I find yesterday’s SC decision favoring Hobby Lobby quite alarming. It is clear evidence, to me at least, that the “Right” is determined to do whatever it can to restrict women’s reproductive rights as much as possible. I’m just glad I’m not stuck working for this faith-based corporation. I feel very badly for women who do work there and need contraceptive coverage in their insurance policies and now, thanks to this callous decision, they won’t get it.

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