Burwell V Hobby Lobby Case Study

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Burwell v, Hobby Lobby is a court case that resulted from an issue which addresses the necessity of closely held corporations supplying birth control to its employees. The argument of this case is regarding the mandatory requirement to supply coverage for birth control. Hobby Lobby feels the mandate will also cover birth control options that also includes the abortion pill. Hobby Lobby opposed to this idea and due to their religious beliefs. they believe that they should not be required to supply such coverage for birth control under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Free Exercise Clause. Originally the Supreme Court agreed and voted for the mandate under Obama care, but has since then voted against the mandate which had complicated …show more content…
This mandate would also not cause a financial strain on insurance companies required to provide this coverage for employees. Yet, with that being said, the court decided to agree with the argument from the Hobby Lobby corporation. The court allowed the ability to opt out of supplying contraception to its employees and in result, the Hobby Lobby corporation was not forced to supply this portion of Obama Care. The Hobby Lobby corporation successfully argued as a “for profit” corporation. Small family businesses are not forced to follow the mandate for the supply of birth control to employees as the larger traded corporations. From my own point of view, i personally believe that this ruling is not fair to those employees who work for them. They are technically forcing those who may want to utilize birth control to prevent a pregnancy, as well as to terminate a pregnancy before the embryo is viable due to their own belief. With that being said, there are cases where a person is personally truly not ready to have a child at the time and chooses to be a responsible individual by utilizing birth control to protect themselves and prevent such …show more content…
It is also confusing as to determine if Hobby Lobby is a religious corporation which should be noted as a nonprofit religious corporation. Should they change their status as a for profit corporation to nonprofit? There is further research needed to force their religion on their employees to the extent of forcing employees to go by their region. Should a Methodist, Buddhist or Protestant, to name a few, conform just to work for Hobby Lobby? Should one convert to Christian in order to work for the company? There are arguably many questions to be asked here, and very few answers. In order for them to be answered, research would have to be conducted and even in that case, religious beliefs should still not be forced upon

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