June 20, 2014
Writing for Roll Call, Julia K. Stronks, J.D., Ph.D., the Edward B. Lindaman Chair of Political Science at Whitworth University, and Jeffrey F. Peipert, M.D., Ph.D., the Robert J. Terry Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine assert that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the pro-life business, Hobby Lobby, could lead to more abortions. Hobby Lobby claims that it should be exempt from covering certain forms of contraception required by the Affordable Care Act on the grounds that doing so is a violation of their religious beliefs.
“Here is the irony: Although the owners of these for-profit corporations oppose the contraceptive requirement because of their pro-life religious beliefs, the requirement they oppose will dramatically reduce abortions.”
Julia K. Stronks previous wrote about the Hobby Lobby case in “Contraception, Religious Freedom, and the Supreme Court,” published here on Christian Feminism Today.
posted by Marg Herder