Just when you thought the Hobby Lobby ruling was problematic for those seeking contraception under one’s employment, things just got a whole lot worse. With the Supreme Court’s new emergency order, now even a signature goes against the religious right. This new case involved Wheaton College in Illinois, an evangelical Protestant liberal arts college. Basically, the Hobby Lobby ruling under ACA says that if you don’t want to provide contraception due to a religious objection, an institution can sign a short form, known as Form 700, which allows a third party to provide the contraception. But Wheaton College has decided that even this is too much:
Wheaton filed lawsuits claiming that the mere fact of signing a form noting their religious objection to contraception coverage triggered third parties to provide the contraception, which triggered women to have access to morning-after pills and IUDs, which in their view were akin to abortions, and thus violated their religious consciences. Signing the form, they said, was the same as actually providing the contraceptives themselves.
The way our country is going, they’re probably soon going to outlaw pens. Because, you know, if you can’t sign something, then it can’t give you birth control.
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