Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
Anyone else sorely disappointed by the US Supreme Court’s Ruling to support Hobby Lobby in their “right” to ban contraceptive coverage to women? Anyone in support of the ruling? I’d like to have a positive discussion with women from either side of the debate. Do you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling? Why?
I do not agree, at all. The main reason being that HL imports much of their merchandise from China – a country notorious for infanticide and forcing late term abortions on women. It seems so hypocritical to me that they can be so fervent about not paying for their employee’s contraceptives because it “supports abortion,” yet they can economically support abortion through their business partnerships. I, for one, will never step foot in another HL again.
Post # 2
Me. So disappointed. I’ve never shopped at Hobby Lobby anyway (I’m sure there are some nearish us, but there are other craft stores very close by) and I would have stopped shopping there ages ago even if I had, but I wonder if some shoppers will take their dollars elsewhere now. *Sigh*
Post # 3
i suppose it is disappointing but it is their right as a company. you also have the right to not work there and/or not shop there.
they are a christian company, i once tried to stop there with my mom on a sunday and they were closed.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
Super. F*cking. Heartbreaking.
There will be no DIY reception craft project trips to Hobby Lobby in my future …
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Also very disappointed. Some people have to work wherever they find a job.
Post # 6
A person’s health care should only be between them and their doctor, not their employer. And yes, the employer provides the health insurance but they should not get to dictate what medications their empolyees get to take. And saying “you can work elsewhere” is not always an option for people.
Also, their reason for not wanting to “pay” for birthcontrol through employer funded health insurance is this: it is connected to the destruction of an embryo in a way that is sufficient to make it immoral for them to provide the coverage
Which is absolute bullshit and untrue I can’t believe they could use it as their reasoning.
Post # 7
Very disappointing. I still find it mind-blowing that a vascectomy is covered without debate but not birth control.
Post # 8
I read through the opinion and understand the reasoning why the court ruled the way they did, but I do not like the outcome or implications of it. I felt the exact same way about the abortion buffer zone ruling that came out last week.
Supreme court ruling or not, I believe that Hobby Lobby is not acting in the best interests of their employees, and I have no interest in doing business with them. We as consumers are free to decide if they are a company worthy of our continued business, and I hope that people who feel strongly against the ruling take their money elsewhere.
Post # 9
I think it’s incredibly disappointing and dangerous for the Supreme Court to decide that a corporation’s religious beliefs trump the health care needs of the majority of the population.
Post # 10
Ironically, I purchased my wedding invitations there. My step mom worked there briefly and quit because they treat their employees like shit. I think I will avoid shopping there from now on.
Post # 11
Disappointed. I just think the precedent of letting employers pick which health care should be covered, based on religion, is dangerous.
What if your religion says that mental health disorders can be cured with prayer – should the employer be able to not cover psychiatric medications?
Should businesses owned by a Jehovah’s witness be able to deny any surgery or treatment that utilizes blood/organ donation?
Post # 12
The ruling disgusts me. An employer has NO right to know what I discuss with my doctor, whether it’s contraception use, cancer screenings or just a regular checkup. It’s none of their business. Personally, I’ve been on the pill since I was 15, not for contraception, but because I have extremely painful periods and migraines due to the hormonal shift associated with it. If I wasn’t on the pill, I’d miss several days a month from work. Fortunately, my employer covers contraception, but that’s not a discussion I ever want to have with them.
Post # 13
There’s no such thing as a Christian company, only Christian shareholders. The corperate veil exists for a reason… we’ll see how much they like it when shareholders are each personally responsible during a liability action. Can’t have their cake forever.
Post # 14
I am extremely disappointed. I was a complete craft freak and was in and out of Hobby Lobby numerous times a week working on DIY projects for the wedding. Now? I’ll be going elsewhere. I am just so disappointed and sickened by this. You don’t want women to have abortions or take the morning after pill, but you also don’t want them taking birth control? You don’t get it both ways. You either fight against one or the other. Restricting birth control goes against common sense and I absolutely refuse to patron a store that is backed by such idiocy.
Post # 15
FutureDrAtkins: I’m extremely concerned over the direction this country is headed. Corporations aren’t people!!!!