Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Notorious R.B.G.

Mother Jones:  The 8 Best Lines From Ginsburg's Dissent on the Hobby Lobby Contraception Decision -
  • "The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would…deny legions of women who do not hold their employers' beliefs access to contraceptive coverage"
  • "Religious organizations exist to foster the interests of persons subscribing to the same religious faith. Not so of for-profit corporations. Workers who sustain the operations of those corporations commonly are not drawn from one religious community."
  • "Any decision to use contraceptives made by a woman covered under Hobby Lobby's or Conestoga's plan will not be propelled by the Government, it will be the woman's autonomous choice, informed by the physician she consults."
  • "It bears note in this regard that the cost of an IUD is nearly equivalent to a month's full-time pay for workers earning the minimum wage."
More at the link.

And this Tumblr Notorious R.B.G. features Jonathan Mann doing a song about the heinous Hobby Lobby ruling.

Mann is the guy who brought us the immortal Hey Paul Krugman.