my mother said to me recently.
Why hold onto all that? And I said,
Where can I put it down?
So, basically, you're fine with the First Amendment until it interferes with your fucking; then all bets are off. I think freedom of religion is more important than my fucking, but that's just me...
Freedom of religion applies to people, not corporations. If the heads of these corporations believe that birth control is wrong, it is fully within their choice not to use it. However, the first amendment does not give you the right to control other people’s personal choices that don’t effect you, nor does it give you the right to deny someone basic healthcare.
Keep in mind that none of these corporations have said anything about ED pills being covered by insurance. It says a lot that these corporations are hiding behind religion when they deny people to oral contraceptive that can be medically necessary but be fine with pills that will let old men get the boners they desire.
My health and well-being should not depend on the religion of the CEO of the company I work for. Everyone deserves equal access to insurance that will cover their healthcare needs through their employer, regardless of said employer’s beliefs.
Freedom of religion is a really important part of our Constitution, but it does not give you free reign over other people’s personal healthcare accessibility. If your religion says birth control is evil, don’t use it. But people need to recognize that not everyone believes in these things and YOUR freedom of religion does not trump MY freedom to be healthy.