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Tell the truth, Ms. Dupuy

Posted: July 10, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 10, 2014 2:00 a.m.

On July 3, The Signal published a column by Tina Dupuy titled “Freedom for Hobby Lobby’s religious rights.”

That morning I heard a radio commentator say, “liberals will lie to you.” Well, Ms. Dupuy, I will not call you a liar; however, you are deliberately distorting the truth and purposely misleading those readers who are ignorant of the facts in the case.

You said, “Hobby Lobby was able to deny working women of childbearing age birth control coverage through their company’s insurance plan.”

Therein lies the distortion. Under the ACA, nonexempt employers are generally required to provide coverage for the 20 contraceptive methods approved by the Food and Drug Administration, including the four that may have the effect of preventing an already fertilized egg from developing any further by inhibiting its attachment to the uterus.

Those four pills are the only ones denied by Hobby Lobby as they were considered abortion pills. That is the decision upheld by the Supreme Court.

As uncomfortable as you may be with facts, here they are: There remain 16 of the 20 pills that Hobby Lobby still includes in its insurance plan.

That does not deny working women birth control coverage.

They have 16 choices. You purposely implied otherwise. The knowledgeable readers are now on to you.



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