If you haven't read Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent, you should (Huffington Post has it available here
). Even if you agree with Hobby Lobby, it's kind of scary. She starts her dissent with:
"In a decision of startling breadth the Court holds that commercial enterprises including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs. "
Sorry but even if you are religious, even if you agree with Hobby Lobby, that should scare you. What if some nuts decide that their religion says it is okay to bomb anyone that goes against their God. Oh but the Supreme Court said it only applies to these specific beliefs. None others will be exempt from other laws. Really? Precedent doesn't work that way. Either a truly held religious belief exempts you from laws or it doesn't.
Also I am getting less and less fond of churches. Not that I was a big fan before, but I didn't cringe anytime it got brought up. Certain people keep saying there's a war on religion. Really? You're the ones saying that gays wanting the same rights as straights is "special rights" but then you go to the Supreme Court to say you want to be exempt from laws because you're special.
And saying it's just certain drugs (because you cannot exempt Viagra and vasectomies) probably makes it even worse - talk about special treatment. Only drugs for women that you say kill babies. Abortion pills. Umm, right. Take a pregnancy test the day you have sex. You're not pregnant. Take a test the day after. Still not pregnant. It takes days to actually implant then several more days to really detect that you're pregnant because stuff often goes wrong early, before the pregnancy hormone is even in your body. You could have implantation but before your body could detect it you have an early miscarriage -- so early you never realize it happened unless you happened to check for pregnancy every day, detected hCG (pregnancy hormone), checked the next day or two and suddenly not pregnant anymore (it's called a chemical pregnancy). Plan B prevents pregnancies, it doesn't cause abortion. If you were never pregnant, you could not have had an abortion.
I guarantee it's only a matter of time before some nut does something violent and says "But I believed it, I'm exempt". Just saying no no we said only these beliefs and these pills will not mean anything. You already set a precedent that so long as you truly believe it, go for it, no laws apply. That's scary. And yeah, I know they said it's corporations but I'd think it's easier to prove that PEOPLE have sincerely held beliefs than it is a corporation.