It’s not just Hobby Lobby. There are one hundred cases that have been filed for the right to discriminate against women’s healthcare. NOW calls them the “Dirty 100”.
It’s not just Hobby Lobby. There are one hundred cases that have been filed for the right to discriminate against women’s healthcare. NOW calls them the “Dirty 100″.
Here they are in all of their infamy: The following is a list of plaintiffs in the 100 cases that have been filed in opposition to the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act, as provided by the National Organization for Women.
American Family Association American MFG Co American Pulverizer Co Annex Medical Autocam Corp Ave Maria School of Law Ave Maria University Barron Industries Beckwith Electric Co Belmont Abbey College Bick Holdings, Inc. Cherry Creek Mortgage Co CNS Ministries Colorado Christian University Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp Continuum Health Partnership/Management Criswell College Doboszenski & Sons Dordt College Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk East Texas Baptist University Eden Foods Encompass, Develop, Design & Construct LLC Eternal Word Television Network Inc. Fellowship of Catholic University Feltl & Co., Inc. Franciscan University of Steubenville Freshway Foods Gilardi Grace College and Seminary Grote Industries Hart electric LLC Hastings Automotive Hercules Industries Inc. Hobby Lobby Holland Chevrolet Infrastructure Alternatives Johnson Welded Products Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Liberty University Lindsay Rappaport and Postel LLC Little Sisters of the Poor Louisiana College M&N Plastics Mersino Management Company Michigan Catholic Conference MK Chambers Company O’Brien Industrial Holdings Ozinga Paul Wieland Priests for Life QC Group Inc. Randy Reed Automotives Reaching Souls International Right to Life Michigan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort-Wayne – South Bend Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh School of the Ozarks Seneca Hardwood Sharpe Holdings, Inc. Sioux Chief MFG Co SMA LLC Southern Nazarene University The Most Reverend Thomas Wenski Tonn and Blank Construction Trijicon, Inc. (AKA Bindon) Triune Health Group Tyndale House University of Notre Dame Weingartz Supply Co Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) Willis & Willis PLC WLH Enterprises Zumbiel
NOW detailed prior to the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision that they view this as sex discrimination and a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause:
The more than 100 lawsuits seeking an exemption from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) (P.L. 111-148) mandate for insurance coverage of contraception in employee health plans are the products of a well-organized, professionally -orchestrated and heavily-financed campaign that uses religion as an excuse for discrimination and for placing business practices beyond the reach of governmental laws and regulations. A decision in favor of the plaintiffs could pave the way for certain corporations to deny thousands of employees the same kind of health coverage that employees in most other companies receive. In our view, this is straightforward sex discrimination as well as a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.
On Monday, I wrote that this would impact a lot of women. Sure enough, on Tuesday, the AP wrote that the court clarified its position – the ruling will apply broadly. Here it is, via Talking Points Memo, “The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that its decision a day earlier extending religious rights to closely held corporations applies broadly to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the new health care law, not just the handful of methods the justices considered in their ruling.”
The National Advocates for Pregnant Women noted in a statement sent to PoliticusUSA that the silver lining in the ruling is the suggestion of full government funding for contraception, “If there is a silver lining to Justice Alito’s opinion, it is this suggested solution to the problem: full government funding for contraception. Putting aside the current political situation in Congress that makes such funding improbable, the decision does suggest the real solution demanded not by RFRA but by human rights: a system of universal health care that includes everyone and covers all women and all of their health care needs.”
when i find stretch marks on my thighs i make a point of smooching them because they’re just doing their best at keeping the all-powerful immortal Being within me from ripping my mortal shell asunder in a blaze of heavenly glory and eviscerating the cosmos in my divine wrath
ginny’s going through a questioning phase and her older brothers keep making sex jokes so she writes in her diary “what’s a clitoris?” and tom’s on the other side like “i am a dark lord but i have a duty to this poor girl”
are you trying to insinuate that Voldemort gave Ginny Weasley the sex talk
I have to say that people often ask me, you know, how’s it been being president and, you know, what are my — you know, what am I proudest of and what are my biggest disappointments? And you know, I’ve got 2 1/2 years left. My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of, you know, people who, you know, can do just unbelievable damage.
We’re the only developed country on Earth where this happens. And it happens now once a week. And it’s a one-day story. There’s no place else like this.
A couple of decades ago Australia had a mass shooting similar to Columbine or Newtown, and Australia just said, ‘Well, that’s it. We’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since. I mean, our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There’s no advanced, developed country on Earth that would put up with this.
Now, we have a different tradition. We have a Second Amendment. We have historically respected gun rights. I respect gun rights.
But the idea that, for example, we couldn’t even get a background check bill in to make sure that if you’re going to buy a weapon you have to actually go through a fairly rigorous process so that we know who you are, so you can’t just walk up to a store and buy a semi-automatic weapon? It makes no sense.
And I don’t know if anybody saw the brief press conference from the father of the young man who had been killed at Santa Barbara — and as a father myself I just, I could not understand the pain he must be going through and just the primal scream that he gave out. Why aren’t we doing something about this? And I will tell you that I have been in Washington for a while now and most things don’t surprise me. The fact that 20 six-year-olds were gunned down in the most violent fashion possible and this town couldn’t do anything about it was stunning to me. And so the question then becomes, what can we do about it?
The only thing that’s going to change is public opinion. If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change. I’ve initiated over 20 executive actions to try to tighten up some of the rules and the laws, but the bottom line is, is that we don’t have enough tools right now to really make as big of a dent as we need to.
And most members of Congress — and I have to say to some degree this is bipartisan — are terrified of the NRA. The combination of, you know, the NRA and gun manufacturers are very well financed and have the capacity to move votes in local elections and congressional elections. And so if you’re running for office right now, that’s where you feel the heat. And people on the other side may be generally favorable towards things like background checks and other common-sense rules, but they’re not as motivated, so that doesn’t end up being the issue that a lot of you vote on.
And until that changes, until there is a fundamental shift in public opinion in which people say, ‘Enough; this is not acceptable; this is not normal; this isn’t the price we should be paying for our freedom; that we can have respect for the Second Amendment, and responsible gun owners and sportsmen and hunters can have, you know, the ability to possess weapons, but that we are going to, you know, put some common-sense rules in place that make a dent, at least, in what’s happening’ — until that is not just the majority view – ‘cause that’s already the majority view, even the majority of gun owners believe that — but until that’s a view that people feel passionately about and are willing to go after folks who don’t, you know, vote reflecting those values — until that happens, sadly, not much is going to change.
Last thing I’ll say: A lot of people will say that, you know, ‘Well, this is a mental health problem. You know, it’s not a gun problem.” The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It’s not the only country that has psychosis. And yet, we kill each other in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than any place else. Well, what’s the difference? The difference is, is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses. And that’s sort of par for the course.
So the country has to do some soul-searching about this. This is becoming the norm. And we take it for granted in ways that, as a parent, are terrifying to me. And I am prepared to work with anybody, including responsible sportsmen and gun owners, to craft some solutions. But right now, it’s not even possible to get even the mildest restrictions through Congress. And we should be ashamed of that.
”—President Obama’s full statement on mass shootings, gun violence, and the NRA’s complicity - June 10, 2014. (via thechapterfourblog)
I’ve been on the fence for awhile about the gun issue, but this is at least something worth considering.