It seems that the Democratic party has seized upon the Hobby Lobby ruling as another chance to tout the supposed “war on women.”
With a possible woman candidate for the next presidential elections, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Harry Reid’s response to the ruling was, “It’s time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women.” Unfortunately, his response relies heavily on emotion, and very little on facts.
The Supreme Court’s majority opinion agreed that women’s health is a compelling state interest, but that the White House’s means of protecting and providing for it were illegal under RFRA, which the Senate Majority leader actually voted for in 1993.
Another fact left out of the party line is that “contraceptive ‘access’… will remain cheap and abundant,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The script leads people to believe that access to all contraceptive options is no longer available, but that is simply not true.
The spin continues. White House press secretary Josh Earnest puts it this way : “President Obama believes that women should make personal health-care decisions for themselves rather than their bosses deciding for them. . . . The constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office disagrees with that conclusion.” The irony in this statement is that the ACA is is all about control over health choices, but not personal control. It does not put control in the hands of the people, or of the women. It is about political control- held over all, regardless of religious beliefs.
It remains to be seen if women will believe the party line, or if they will hold onto their belief in liberty. There is definitely a war, but it is not on women- it is for the women’s votes.