The recent Supreme Court Ruling on the Hobby Lobby case presents a unique look at what the hard left is attempting to force employers to pay for. Many of the talking points claim that, by siding with Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court has “taken away” women’s access to “essential health care.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg even went so far in her dissent from the decision to suggest that the decision would “extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah's Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations.”Share
But, to borrow a favorite phrase from the current occupier of the White House, “let’s be clear” about what we’re REALLY talking about. Contraceptive drugs and devices are not healthcare; they are not essential. In fact, they are for no other use than recreation. Contraceptive drugs are recreational drugs and contraceptive devices are recreational devices.
All sexual activities conducted with the intention of excluding the creation of a new person are recreational. They are done purely for enjoyment and self-gratification—the very essence and nature of recreation. Contraception is only useful when sexual activities are being conducted. And since the sexual activities are recreational, so is the accompanying contraceptive drug and/or device.
Some claim that contraception is a part of “women’s reproductive health.” The problem with this claim is that health, as properly defined, is the state of “well-being” or “freedom from disease.” When one is healthy, all of the processes of the body are performing properly and according to their design. What hormonal contraception does, however, is cause a malfunction in a woman’s reproductive organs, forcing them to either not perform or to perform in a manner that is not ordinary to their design. (Read more.)