Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: If Hobby Lobby gets ACA exception, effect would be limited
First Published Mar 29 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 29 2014 01:01 am

As I read the opinion "Hobby Lobby win a win for discrimination," in the Tribune March 23, it seemed that the authors were engaging in hyperbole more than offering honest opinions.

A ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby would not "undermine reproductive rights and anti-discrimination laws"; it would simply affect the way contraceptives are paid for. Hobby Lobby employees (and employees everywhere) would still have access to all FDA-approved birth control, to be used as they wish. They will not be able to do this without paying for them, however.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

A favorable ruling will not "exclude preventive health care services for women" while continuing to provide them for men, as stated. Pap smears, mammograms and a variety of other preventive health care services will not be affected at all. Again, all contraceptives will be available, but not as an insurance benefit.

David Green and many others object to funding others’ contraceptives. These objections do not come from a desire to "pick and choose which laws they obey." Realistically, a ruling for Hobby Lobby would likely have limited, if any, impact on most women’s health care costs. However, for the Greens, and for others with religious objections to the ACA, it is a very big deal indeed.

Duane J. Harris

South Jordan

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.