Monday letters: Hobby Lobby portrayed wrongly

07/14/2014 12:00 AM

07/11/2014 4:42 PM

I was disappointed when I read in the July 3 Associated Press story by Joyce Rosenberg (“What’s next after birth-control ruling?”) that “business owners who don’t want to pay for their employees’ birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious belief not to comply with part of the health care law.”

This is simply not the whole truth. The Hobby Lobby ruling refers to only four out of 20 different forms of birth control. On moral religious grounds, Hobby Lobby objected to these four forms of contraception because they destroy a child after his or her conception.

The truth is that Hobby Lobby has been paying and plans to continue paying for the other methods of contraception. Unfortunately, The Associated Press article implies that the ruling applies to all methods of contraception.

While other companies may make religious excuses to get out of paying for all contraceptives, Hobby Lobby did not.

Carolyn Playfair

Columbia

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