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Pelosi: Hobby Lobby decision a 'gross violation of workers’ religious rights'

Nancy Pelosi claims SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision violates religious rights.
Nancy Pelosi claims SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision violates religious rights.
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Liberals across the country are livid over Monday's Supreme Court's decision that says Hobby Lobby and other "closely held" corporations with religious objections are not forced to pay for contraception. While a number of liberals called for Hobby Lobby stores to be burned to the ground, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed on Twitter the decision is "a gross violation of workers’ religious rights."

"Allowing CEOs to limit the medical procedures available to employees is a gross violation of workers’ religious rights," she tweeted, woefully misrepresenting the entire decision.

"SCOTUS took an outrageous step against women's rights, setting a dangerous precedent that permits corporations to choose which laws to obey," she said on Twitter.

Neither statement is close to accurate, as the decision does not speak to "medical procedures." It simply says that certain companies who have religious objections to contraception cannot be forced by the federal government to pay for it.

A number of people took Pelosi to task for her incorrect statements.

"But that is not what the decision says," one person said in response.

"No, no... @SCOTUS said forcing a CEO to pay for it could violate their religious rights. You just don't get it do you?" another person asked.

"This doesn't limit anything. Your delusion is showing!" added Twitter user "Laura Marklin."

Additionally, the decision does not say that corporations can pick and choose what laws to obey, despite Pelosi's overheated rhetoric.

But facts are often discarded when outraged liberals take to Twitter, and the Hobby Lobby decision is no different.

The National Review Online posted a number of tweets from liberals and various left-wing organizations that demonstrate how unhinged and detached from reality many on the left are.

"It’s unbelievable that in 2014, we’re still fighting about whether women should have access to birth control," Planned Parenthood said, ignoring the fact that the decision simply says the company does not have to pay for it.

"Five men just told women all across America that their employers decide anything they want about their bodies," another person tweeted, again misrepresenting the entire decision.

"Can't believe we live in a world where we'd even consider letting big corps deny women access to basic care based on vague moral objections," added Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

ABC News said that Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., pledged to find a legislative "fix" to the Supreme Court's decision.

“Since the Supreme Court decided it will not protect women’s access to health care, I will,” Murray, one of 18 Democrats who joined in an amicus brief supporting the government's position, said. “In the coming days I will work with my colleagues and the administration to protect this access, regardless of who signs your paycheck.”

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