Supreme Court Justice (sadly) Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been out and about propagandizing about birth control. In her bizarre world all the widespread availability of contraceptives at cheap prices in the United States don’t count for anything. Unless women have the state forcing other people to pay for their birth control, then there is a grave miscarriage of justice.
Katie Couric on Yahoo! News provided her with her latest soap box.
According to CNS News,
“Some people say there’s something troubling about mandating a private company though, to do something that is against their deeply held religious beliefs. What would you say to those people?” Couric asked Ginsburg, one of four dissenting justices in the court’s landmark Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision.
“When you’re part of a society, you can’t separate yourself from the obligations that citizens have,” the justice replied.
Where does she get this nonsense? Legislation that asserts this insane claim that we all have to pay for women’s birth control can never supersede Constitutional law and the Bill of Rights.
“Your 35-page dissent has been described as blistering and scathing,” Couric noted to Ginsburg. “Why did you find this decision so disturbing?”
“The decision that an employer could refuse to cover contraceptives meant that women would have to take care of that for themselves or the men who cared,” Ginsburg replied. “Contraceptive protection is something that every woman must have access to to control her own destiny,” she added.
“I certainly respect the belief of the Hobby Lobby owners. On the other hand, they have no constitutional right to foist that belief on the hundreds and hundreds of women who work for them who don’t share that belief. I had never seen the free exercise of religion clause interpreted in such a way.”
Right. It would be hell on earth for women to “have to take care of that for themselves.” We mustn’t treat women as productive people who can make their own decisions about behavior and consequences.
Of course, Hobby Lobby wasn’t foisting their belief on anyone. They just refused to underwrite a couple of abortion procedures while providing many forms of birth control.
The fact that we have this backwards woman out there preaching that women are helpless pawns unless they have free abortifacients is amazing. She is basically denying the equality of women every time she opens her mouth.