Following a 5-4 decision in the Supreme Court on Monday that Hobby Lobby and certain other businesses can cite religious objections as a way to avoid Obamacare requirements, by not covering free contraceptive coverage for their employees, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that Barack Obama disagrees with the decision.
“What we have been able to assess so far… is that there is a problem that has been exposed, which is that there are now a group of women of an indeterminate size who no longer have access to free contraceptive coverage simply because of some religious views that are held, not by them necessarily, but by their bosses.”
“We disagree, and the constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office disagrees with that conclusion from the Supreme Court. And that’s why we-primarily, because he is concerned about the impact it could have on the health of those women.”
Barack Obama as the “constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office”? The same “constitutional lawyer” who constantly works around the Constitution, Congress, and constantly abuses his power?
Last week, we saw a Supreme Court decision that ruled 9-0 (with a liberal justice writing the opinion) that the “constitutional lawyer” overstepped his authority by making appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while Congress was in session…
What isn’t being said about the decision is that Hobby Lobby still provides coverage for 16 types of contraceptives to its employees. Women are not being denied coverage from Hobby Lobby.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see if Obama tries to use another executive order to get around this decision.
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