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Following a decision that backed Hobby Lobby’s claim that they are Constitutionally able to reject paying for contraceptives that go against their religious views, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that Barack Obama disagrees with the decision.
“What we have been able to assess so far… is that there is a problem that has been exposed, which is that there are now a group of women of an indeterminate size who no longer have access to free contraceptive coverage simply because of some religious views that are held, not by them necessarily, but by their bosses.”
“We disagree, and the constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office disagrees with that conclusion from the Supreme Court. And that’s why we-primarily, because he is concerned about the impact it could have on the health of those women.”
What isn’t being said about the decision is that Hobby Lobby still provides coverage for 16 types of contraceptives to its employees. Women are not being denied coverage from Hobby Lobby.