Udall Fights Court’s Religious Freedom Ruling

mark-udall-300U.S. Senator Mark Udall is jumping on the “not your boss’s business” bandwagon.  Nancy Pelosi was ripped on national television last week for misrepresenting the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Hobby Lobby’s decision not to provide insurance for 4 specific forms of birth control that actually destroy a fertilized egg.  The owners of the company say those forms amount to abortion, and due to religious beliefs, they will not offer them in their health insurance plans.  Pelosi told Americans the Justices were making certain forms of birth control illegal, and that Americans should be scared of the court.  The ruling actually does NOT ban any type of birth control.  Pelosi also indicated access to birth control is being blocked by the decision, something Udall is latching on to.  In a press release by Udall he said, “Last week a narrow majority of the U.S. Supreme Court, made up of five men, ruled that your boss has the right to decide whether or not you have access to certain types of contraception.” However, the ruling doesn’t do that either.  Women still have access to whatever birth control they wish.  The only change the ruling makes is who is paying for it.  The Justices said Hobby Lobby should not be forced to pay for something they morally oppose.  Udall also said “No one should come between a woman and her doctor – not politicians, not bureaucrats, and certainly not bosses.”  Udall is, however, a firm supporter of Obamacare, which puts many health care decisions in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats.  He is cosponsoring legislation to reverse the Hobby Lobby ruling.  Senator Michael Bennet has joined Udall’s efforts.  Pictured:  Mark Udall