Hobby Lobby case had nothing to do with women’s rights
This was the right decision and has zero to do with women’s rights, “Supreme Court backs Hobby Lobby; employers can deny contraceptive coverage,” (ModernHealthcare.com June 30). It is about personal accountability and religious freedom. This ruling does not prevent women from having access to contraception and it does not allow Hobby Lobby to prevent their employees from using birth control. It simply says that Hobby Lobby and similar employers will not be required to pay for abortifacients. If having birth control and abortifacients paid for is the primary reason a woman works for a company or is so important that nothing else matters, then she is of course free to work for someone who strongly believes their job is to pay for all types of birth control or who simply isn’t opposed to paying for it for religious reasons. Sim- ply put, a woman’s desire for free/covered abortifacients does not trump a private employer’s right to object to providing them for religious reasons. Religious freedom, not freedom from religion, is what our country was founded on and remains a right we must protect. Jackie Porter, R.N. Troutville, Va.