Tom Udall Gets it Wrong on the Hobby Lobby Decision

 Posted:  July 3, 2014

As expected, Tom Udall opened his mouth and confused the issue. This case was about whether a business that provided healthcare for employees had to pay for four drugs that are used in abortions. The owners of the business are against abortion. The case involves whether Americans have religious freedom and whether the federal government can force people to break their religious beliefs by the force of law.

This is what Tom Udall says:

“The U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong … the court’s ruling is a step backwards for women’s health and another disturbing decision in which the justices put corporate interests ahead of American citizens. Nearly every woman in the U.S. will use birth control at some point in their life and regardless of the reasons the decision should be between a woman and her doctor. Her boss shouldn’t have anything to do with it.”

ObamaCare mandates 20 contraception drugs. Hobby Lobby is complying with 16 of them. However, the owners of the business, who are Americans and have rights too, are against abortion and don’t want to have to include four abortion drugs in their health plan for their employees. The correct ruling is the one that was made. Religious freedom is a Constitutional right and the federal government cannot force a man, who owns a company, to do something against his religious beliefs.

In the space of a paragraph, Tom Udall declares the U.S. Constitution void, fails to correctly describe the intent of the ruling, and launches into a political rant about “women’s choice” and a “boss not having a right to say anything about it.”

This is a case about how far the federal government can go to force people who don’t agree with it’s policies to not only accept an abhorrent practice but pay for someone else to do it. Tom Udall continues his politicizing and uses the ruling to cruise for votes instead of bringing substance to the table. In fact, he sounds more and more like a sound byte himself – short, un-substantive, loaded with buzz words and slogans, and totally off task and off topic.

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if he said, even once:

“Women need to be very careful about choices they make and partners they are intimate with. Abortion is legal in the U.S. but in choosing a job you must make sure that the health plan a company offers is the one you are comfortable with. There are still people in the U.S. who have religious objections to abortion and the federal government can not just force them to violate their beliefs so you can have an abortion. Owners of businesses have rights too and a business cannot be separated from them. While I disagree with the ruling, Hobby Lobby will still provide 16 birth control options for its employees and that is showing a desire by the company to adjust to ObamaCare.”

Tom Udall would never say this. We are just hallucinating.

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