Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

20120919-034220.jpgAs most of us know, yesterday the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius.

At first glance what is at issue is whether religious freedoms extend to decisions made by for-profit corporations. Feel free to check out assessments of the cases here and here. You can also check out the bizarre claims made by Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, that the cases are ‘not about religious liberty’.

Like hell they’re not.

Here’s the rub – the blather of pundits about what the Supreme Court’s decision will ultimately be ignores a  crucial point. This point was observed and then ignored by none other than the Huffington Post, in their piece Hobby Lobby Case: A Constitutional Pandora’s Box; the point? The case has already been decided.