The Supreme Court ruled that discriminating against women isn’t discrimination at all when it allowed bosses at Hobby Lobby to deny their employees insurance coverage for birth control. And just as you’d expect, a bunch of right-wing politicians and talking heads rejoiced like it was Christmas.
Sen. Marco Rubio: “A key part of the American dream has always been the ability of our people to freely practice their faiths without government interference.”
Reince Priebus (head of the Republican National Committee): “This is a clear and decisive defeat against Obamacare and a victory for the rights of all Americans.”
Bill O’Reilly: “The four liberal justices apparently believe that American taxpayers should fund abortions.”
Rush Limbaugh: “It should be noted that even after this decision, birth control remains widely available. It is dirt cheap, no matter where you want to go get it.”
Erick Erickson (a conservative media commentator): “My religion trumps your “right” to employer subsidized consequence-free sex.”
Karl Rove: The ruling will have “a positive impact on candidates and officeholders who have stood with the religious liberty movement in support of this.”
These anti-choice figures remind us all how extreme the anti-choice agenda really is. Not only do they want to end abortion, but they want to block access to birth control which helps to prevent the need for abortion care.