[guest post by JD]
There is plenty of coverage of the Hobby Lobby oral arguments out there, covering the legal, political, and valid ends of the spectrum.
An interesting angle to me is that there is no crisis of availability, no compelling interest to force someone to pay for somebody else’s choice, especially when it is readily available, and already cheap. From Hot Air:
Hobby Lobby/Conestoga can point to the August 2010 CDC study that shows even without forcing employers to pick up the tab for contraception, 99% of sexually active women who wished to avoid pregnancy between 1980 and 2008 used contraception to do so. Access is such a non-issue that the CDC doesn’t even bother to address it.
As heard today over lunch, it is not a war on women, or denying access to women. Prior to this ridiculous mandate, and after the Supreme Court whacks it down, women’s access will be exactly the same. Nearly universal.
Update – Sen Boxer’s idiocy