Hobby Hobby Lobby Pros And Cons

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In the United States constitution, people are given protection and rights that allow their religious beliefs to exempt themselves from laws and regulations. Religious freedom is very important in America because of the protected rights to all people. The religious freedom restoration act that was put into place in 1993 by the Federal government as well as the state of Indiana to protect people as well as corporation’s religious beliefs and background. There are many instances for cases dealing with religious differences at the state and federal level. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 states that the act prohibits any agency, department, or official of the United States or any State (the government) from substantially burdening …show more content…
Under the Dictionary Act, “the word ‘person’ include[s] corporations, companies, associations, societies, as well as individuals.” (Burwell v. Hobby Lobby) Hobby Lobby believed that they should be exempt from providing their female employees with certain types of contraception that will operate after the fertilization of the egg which is an early stage of abortion. The four contraceptive methods at issue are abortifacients. The corporation is not looking to prevent coverage of all birth control pills but certain ones that are effective after the egg has been fertilized, which is seen as a human with a right to live in the Christianity community. The Hobby Lobby family holds the Christian values and morals very close and the company mission of “In accordance with their religious beliefs and moral principles operate in a professional environment founded upon the highest ethical, moral, and Christian principles.” The Department of Health and Human Services regulations burden the exercise of religion for the Hobby Lobby Stores. Since the HHS regulation and argument is unlawful that the companies forfeited all RFRA protection when they decided to structure it as a corporation instead of a partnership between the founders. While creating this law, Congress wanted to make sure that it would not be suppressing businesses and corporations that work with religious belief …show more content…
I think that from a broad sense this does not seem logical but they are involved with the community as have a voice. In the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores the owners have a say in what their company resembles and what their values are by not wanting to provide contraception that is a drug that kills the fertilized egg. With Christian values held close it can be similar to the idea of a parent (owners) not wanting to pay for their daughter’s (employee) birth control. Many corporations advertise the values they believe in and it is the job of the consumer to find out where they wish to spend their money and support. They clearly know that being closed on Sundays hurts their revenue and millions lost in revenue each year but continue to remain closed because Christians believe Sunday is the sabbath day. Several other large corporations include themselves on resting on the sabbath such as Chick-fil-A. One aspect says that if the employees want the coverage that bad they can look for work elsewhere but that employee should also have equal rights and access if they wish because other corporations are forced to offer it as

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