To state the obvious, this goes against everything this country was founded on.
The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most employers provide contraception in their health plans, even if a company’s owners have religious objections.
In arguments filed late Friday, Justice Department lawyers told the court that an employer’s religious beliefs aren’t a legitimate reason to deny something as important as preventive care to an employee who is entitled to it under the health law.
“The connection is too indirect as a matter of law to impose a substantial burden” on employers’ right to practice their religion, the lawyers wrote in their opening argument defending the contraceptive requirement against Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.
The national craft chain says the requirement violates its religious rights. The Obama administration argues that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which provides more religious protections than the First Amendment, was never meant to apply to corporations.