As Cheri Oteri used to say on Saturday Night Live, ‘simmer down’. To my way of thinking, the Hobby Lobby decision isn’t bad for women.
And it’s not bad for business, although I don’t think that anyone on the left has even discussed the business case for or against.
What many fail to appreciate is that if women are so aggrieved at Hobby Lobby, they don’t have to work there. Second, if they do work there, Hobby Lobby covers 16 of the 20 methods of contraception; they just happen to be against abortion on religious grounds, and as a private employer, that’s their right.
We’ve also heard it said, and we agree, that for business, the Hobby Lobby verdict is only the first of many on the ‘one size fits all’ approach of Obamacare. The better approach would have been, and could still be, if an amendment to the law were filed, to let individuals chose what they want in their healthcare.