Appearing on Hannity Tuesday night, The Blaze’s Dana Loesch and Patricia Ireland (a leader in the feminist movement and former president of the National organization for Women) clashed hard over the decision of the Hobby Lobby case.
Loesch interrupted by reminding Ireland that Hobby Lobby was already providing 16 of the 20 forms of contraception well before they were even mandated by Obamacare.
“They were providing birth control to their employees, who they pay way above the minimum wage by the way and gave Sundays off, they were doing this before Obamacare was even a thought,” Loesch said. “Women who work for Hobby Lobby, they still have access to birth control as provided by Hobby Lobby.”
Hobby Lobby was only rejecting four types of contraception that they believe to be similar to abortion.
Ireland went on to say, “a woman’s right under a federal law to health coverage shouldn’t be denied based on the corporation owner’s views.”
“I’m sure Patricia [Ireland] is an educated woman, but it does women a disservice when we have women speaking out on this topic and they don’t seem to understand the facts at hand — so let me set something straight here,” Loesch began.
“I understand completely the facts; I just disagree with your conclusions,” Ireland interrupted.
“No, apparently you don’t, so I’m going to educate you,” Loesch continued.
“The hypothetical slippery slope, ridiculous argument that, ‘Well they could just deny all health care,’ [that Ireland was arguing] wouldn’t actually be supported by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. So it’s a bunk, fallacious argument that we are wasting time discussing.”
At this point, Hannity was forced to end the segment, denying either the chance to continue despite each party having a lot more to say and becoming all the more embattled.
Perhaps this is an analogy that can explain the logic of Ireland and others like her:
I’m kind of hungry for lunch, but my employer doesn’t buy my lunch for me. It gives me cash to buy food. Which means I’m going to starve.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 30, 2014
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