Hobby Lobby decision creates controversy about contraception, Obamacare

Under the decision, many closely held corporations do not have to pay for birth control of employees if offering it violates the owners’ religious beliefs

The Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case, which was narrowly decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, has led to a lot of controversy.

Those who support conservative religious values champion the recently released decision, but pro-choice advocates were critical of the 5-4 ruling.

However, the Hobby Lobby decision does not impact the non-profit religious sector. Two years ago, a compromise was negotiated, so religious-based schools, religious hospitals and non-profits were able to avoid providing contraception coverage under Obamacare.

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