Hobby Lobby: Contraception may be available

Saint Petersburg, Florida – The Supreme Court decision on Monday was closely watched by magazine publisher John Faulkner from his Dade City home.

The Christian rights advocate recently interviewed company founder David Green for an article that appeared in his recently released issued of "Two Ten" magazine.

While the faith-based article focused on Green's accomplishments, Faulkner said he did speak with him about the Supreme Court case and what irked him the most about the media coverage.

"A lot of the media is reporting that he's against birth control yet he offers. ... I think there's 18 different types of birth control he offers 16 of them in his plan," said Faulkner.

The Supreme Court case focused on four types of birth control: Plan-B, the "Morning After" pill, Ella the "Week After" pill, and two types of IUDs, which "Hobby Lobby equates to abortion."

Faulkner, a Christian former business owner himself, supports the high court decision. But the Hobby Lobby case was not supported by religious organizations.

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court opposing Hobby Lobby on behalf of nearly 30 religious organizations.

They were not the only group to publicly oppose the move by the company to opt out of the ACA.

The American Jewish Committee and Jewish Social Policy Action Network submitted amicus briefs of their own, which objected to the company's position.

Jay Wolfson with USF Health said contraception will likely will be available to employees, but directly though the insurer, just not through the company they work for.

"The government has already recognized the legitimacy of a religious organization saying we should not have to purchase this product because it conflict morally with our beliefs," said Wolfson.

Read the Americans United for the Separation of Church amicus brief

Read the Jewish Social Policy Action Network

More on the Continued Majority Support for Employer Contraception Mandate, Opposition to Allowing Small Businesses to Refuse Services on Religious Grounds


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