Post # 61
Aquaria I don’t think it matters that what Hobby Lobby is doing isn’t the most terrible thing out there.
They are infringing on women’s reproductive rights based on their religion. Your mom thinks that’s awful, and she is entitled to that view. You don’t care about their social policies and impact and that is your prerogative.
Yes there are companies that are worse, but that doesn’t mean Hobby Lobby gets a pass from people like your mom who do care about their social impact. I think you should keep shopping there since you don’t mind their stance, and your mom should keep not shopping there since she does.
I personally will not spend a $1 at Hobby Lobby, and it would bother me if someone I cared about shopped there but I would chalk it up to “this social issue does not matter to this person” which would be disapopinting but I would get over it.
Post # 62
Forcing views can be seen from both perspectives. My Mother-In-Law is Catholic and very anti-birth control (thank goodness DH doesn’t share her views on that topic). She’s one of those people who would rather see a pregnant teenager than one who uses birth control. Her job only offers one insurance plan. Now that it’s mandatory to cover birth control she is forced to go against her religious beliefs by paying into the system, obviously the same situation with government funds going to Planned Parenthood. While I don’t share her beliefs I can’t deny that in a way her rights are being infringed upon as well. I remember her following the Hobby Lobby case very closely and how angry it made her.
Post # 63
Aquaria: “Now that it’s mandatory to cover birth control she is forced to go against her religious beliefs by paying into the system, obviously the same situation with government funds going to Planned Parenthood.”
Your Mother-In-Law does not have the right to insert her religious beliefs into others’ medical care decisions. Paying into a universal healthcare system does not actually mean HER money is paying for someone’s BC.
Post # 64
that’s sort of how society works. I pay for wars I don’t believe in. I would much rather pay for birth control than war but ultimately it is what it is. We all give up some rights as part of being in a society . However that does not mean we need to support groups of people trying to take away more of our rights . I think every $1 that is spent at hobby lobby is a loud agreement with them and I will vote with my money and not agree with them and hope they go out of business. I know women’s reproductive rights are not a hill for you to die on but that doesn’t mean your mom can’t see it as a hill for her to die on.