I know, I’m a little late on this, but I’ve had my own things going on. Plus, I’m getting over the fact that the Supreme Court doesn’t seem to think I’m a person. Lame.
So the Supreme Court last week pretty much said, yeah, we can’t violate companies religious rights, so the female employees don’t get birth control. It’s pretty lame, and I don’t agree with it.
1) Hobby Lobby Doesn’t Present Itself as a Religious Organization
I know, it’s a weird way to put it, but it’s not like I apply to work at Hobby Lobby and I know it’s a Christian company. It’s not like it’s a church, where it’s very clear. I don’t want to have to ask if a company is going to cover my birth control or their religion. It’s a violation of everyone’s privacy.
2) Birth Control isn’t always Birth Control
Women take birth control pills for many reasons. They help regulate hormones and treat PCOS and endometriosis (though don’t quote me, I’m not a doctor). Without birth control, I’m a mess. I bleed for 7-10 days, every 6-8 weeks, and I am in bed with cramps (and not like the oh, cramps, they feel like someone has punch me in the stomach. If I wasn’t bleeding and it wasn’t a monthly occurrence, I would’ve thought I was pregnant) for at least 2 weeks. I cannot function with out them.
I just hope that this decision gets overturned soon.