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Women won't stand for this: Hobby Lobby decision

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Justice was not served by five men seated on the Supreme Court who voted against women in yesterday’s decision. Yes, it is a men versus women issue, and that more than anything will portend the future of national politics. If Democrats had their act together (they don’t) they would be steamrolling Election 2014 with one theme: Women versus men.

It isn’t about free speech, or freedom of religion, it is about treating women unequally and depriving them of rights, including their rights to decide on their own about such things as abortion.

In a nation that separates religion from government, and in a nation that is finally getting its act together in establishing national healthcare standards, the Hobby Lobby decision is a flawed one, that is rooted in flawed law. Flawed law comes from a flawed Congress. Flawed Congress comes as a result of deficient selection and election of superior qualified members of Congress. That is the result from an electorate whose average intelligence is that of a 10th grader.

Let us rant about our demise. Women are way too quiet about defending themselves in these matters. Hillary is still on the bench. Would a leader among women please stand in addition to Elizabeth Warren? The nation needs more women leaders in politics and needs full representation in Congress. In fact, here is suggested legislation.

The Women Equal Representation Law

For every elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate let there be one man and one women. Double the number of representatives to accommodate that.

Amen and Awomen

"Hobby Lobby Decision Jeopardizes Women's Right to Equal Health Care

06/30/2014 | by Renee Davidson |

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that dealt a serious blow to women’s right to equal health care in America. The League of Women Voters joined an amicus brief in this case.

“The Supreme Court’s argument that closely-held for-profit corporations have a right to the free exercise of religion is a distraction from the core issue at hand: the protection of public health, and in particular, the rights of women to have equal access to health care coverage,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, President of the League of Women Voters of the United States.

“Some argue that this is a narrow decision, applying only to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage provision. Given the other cases likely to come before this Court, it would be unwise to allow today’s decision to lull us into complacency,” MacNamara said. “The Hobby Lobby decision is an ominous sign for what may be to come on this vital issue.”

“Denying women access to needed health care coverage based on ill-defined religious or moral objections of their employers is a step backwards in the long-fought battle towards equal rights,” said MacNamara. “This is America. The religious beliefs of owners of corporations should not be used defeat the rights of other people.” “

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