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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:11 pm 
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BackInTex wrote:
I could be wrong, but I believe the Hobby Lobby issue was around Plan B. I don't believe they were standing their ground on regular contraceptive pills. They are not Catholic, so they are not against contraception. They did not want to provide what they deemed to be abortions.
Not just Plan B. Also IUDs. --Bob

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:16 pm 
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Ritterskoop wrote:
I can't think why a carrier wouldn't pay for Depo if my doctor said it is right for me.

I thought the argument about Hobby Lobby was about preventing conception, not about hormones in general.
Insurance companies turn down doctor-recommended treatments all the time. A lot less often now that the Affordable Care Act has scotched the pre-existing condition excuse, but it still happens. The fundamental issue is whether the recommended treatment is covered.

As BiT correctly points out, Hobby Lobby's specific issue was with methods that prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg. But I have no confidence at all that the Court won't extend its ruling to contraception in general. I believe that Catholic institutions already are exempt from providing it (the insurance companies provide the services anyway because it's cheaper than dealing with the unwanted pregnancies), and are objecting that the paperwork they need to file to claim the exemption somehow made them complicit in doing things they don't like. --Bob

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FWIW, it turns out that Kavanaugh didn't exactly call birth control methods "abortion-inducing drugs". PolitiFact says that this stemmed from a tweet by Sen. Kamala Harris, but Kavanaugh's words were taken out of context. He was referring to a nonprofit group, Priests for Life, which does hold that position.

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/sep/10/kamala-harris/brett-kavanaugh-birth-control-abortion-inducing/

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earendel wrote:
FWIW, it turns out that Kavanaugh didn't exactly call birth control methods "abortion-inducing drugs". PolitiFact says that this stemmed from a tweet by Sen. Kamala Harris, but Kavanaugh's words were taken out of context. He was referring to a nonprofit group, Priests for Life, which does hold that position.

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/sep/10/kamala-harris/brett-kavanaugh-birth-control-abortion-inducing/


Oh, then never mind...


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