Another Side to the Hobby Lobby Verdict

July 2, 2014

in Boys will be Boys, Family

10153813_10152104293433367_6740776812336193961_nI’m going to chime in on the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling because  it’s my job to put my spin on todays hot topics, plus I know you are dying to hear my perspective.


But probably my take is just going to piss you off.

Anyways, I’m not going to get into details of how this effects women’s rights or go into a monologue about my vagina being my vagina or how I hope that any of you with daughters who expect them to grow up to be strong independent women realize what a set back this is for their future.

That glass ceiling? Yeah, it just dropped a few notches.

But at this point everyone has an opinion and I doubt my thoughts are going to change your beliefs.

I will say this, religious freedom works both ways. This may seem a victory to some and they are probably the same people rallying to keep “One Nation Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance at school. With SCOTUS saying for-profit organizations have a right to withhold something because of religious beliefs, it’s only fair to look at it from the other perspective by saying someone could win the same argument by saying they choose to exercise non-religious freedom. Basically, this could make everyone exempt from having to support days off for religious observances, special accommodations for religious purposes and the ability to fire someone for wearing a Hijab or a cross necklace. The right to have your children leave the classroom because they are teaching evolution and you don’t believe in that, yeah, that’ll be gone.

Religious freedom is a slippery slope and the door has been opened.

I’m just gonna fall back on my past tag lines and say, let the people decide for themselves and lets’ keep big companies from deciding for us.  I completely understand that people may not want to support Plan B due to religious beliefs. That’s your call. I won’t judge you for that, but don’t close the door on a parent whose 15 year old comes home from Cotillion and says she had unprotected sex last night at the after party. I watch Teen Mom on MTV enough to know that our kids do not necessarily share our morale code, or abide by it, even if we think they do.

I’m not saying its right or wrong I am just saying let the person in that position decide what is best for them at that given moment.

Because of my lesbianism, I’m not a birth control expert and will probably never have a need for the Morning After Pill, but I do have two children that were born to parents that had no need for them. Don’t get me wrong, I love (LOVE) my kids and couldn’t imagine my life without them but I am also not naïve enough to pretend that all kids that come out of the Foster Care system are as lucky as mine. Most are drug addicted, homeless, teen parents and wallowing very close to the line that their birth parents walked.

My TWO kids have cost you, the tax payers, close to a million dollars.

And they ain’t done yet.

We sat in parenting classes for years with adoptive families that had to say no to adopting more kids from birth parents that kept popping them out. 6, 7, 8, kids later…all of them in the state foster care system, most with medical disabilities, with no end in sight.

So I say this to those big corporations that want to exclude birth control for unplanned parenting. Put your GINORNOUS profits where your mouth is. Support these kids in our national foster care system. Quit giving  jobs to China and provide a system here in the USA that gives the other 98% of foster kids (and parents of those kids) a place to work. Employ them. Provide mental health services, healthcare and education for them.

If you are running your company with “faith and conscience” as you say, then quick talking and put your money where your mouth is.

Give back instead of taking way from those who most need it.


1 Laurel July 2, 2014 at 11:39 am

Great perspective and opinion on a fire charged topic!

2 Sandi July 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Lola- There are sure a tom of opinions out there!

3 Karen July 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Exactly a great point about putting money into the support systems!

4 Sandi July 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Karen- I really believe that we need to help support our nations infrastructure or none of these issues will ever be resolved.

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