When it comes to Birth Control who knows better than a panel of angry, offensive, pasty-faced, old white male virgins!
This has always been about Unequal Protection under the law. The Catholic Church or the unelected minuscule council of Catholic Bigots err... Bishops doesn't have more rights than an American individual.
Right-Wingers are hammering on about this being a religious liberty issue. It partially is. The Totalitarian Right are supporting the trampling of an individual's rights by proclaiming an institution may prohibit covering contraception via their healthcare coverage and that the church can dictate to a private insurance company not cover it either.
While the Catholic church and afflilated organizations may bargain new coverage plans with insurance providers the whole point is if any institution is providing healthcare coverage as part of the benefit compensation for their workers they don't get to dictate the terms of how the person uses that coverage.
It's one step away from catholic church or right-wing bigots saying, 'Your salary can't be used to purchase things we dislike.'
Your employer does not have the power to tell you that your money can not be used to buy condoms or cigars or fluorescent light bulbs or wine or foie gras or to make a donation to Doctors Without Borders or the DCCC.
It's not their right* to tell you what you can and can not buy.
It's amazing that the Right-Wingers who constantly proclaim themselves the champions of freedom are firmly siding with a group specifically saying they want to restrict people's freedom.
*- I will note that some organizations make people sign morality clauses prior to employment.
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