Hobby Lobby decision is about denying women health care [Letter]

July 03, 2014

I am feeling sick looking at the front page of The Sun and trying to understand how young women could be cheering the Supreme Court's decision to allow Hobby Lobby to refuse to cover contraceptive prescriptions ("Court sides with employers in contraception case," June 30).

Admittedly I am pro-choice, but this has nothing to do with abortions. Maybe we need a basic biology lesson. As I've heard it explained by doctors, contraceptives fool the body into believing the woman is already pregnant so that conception is not possible. In other words, there is no conception of a fetus.

Why would anti-abortion people be against this? You are preventing a pregnancy that a woman may decide to abort. Also, do any of these women realize that they may need contraception for a vast variety of issues other than preventing pregnancy?

This is a prescription medication like any other medication, and it is unconscionable that one would have to ask their boss if it is OK to use it. This has nothing to do with religious freedom and everything to do with denying women health care.

Betsy Schindler, Baltimore

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