Community response to employers limiting contraception options


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Freedom of religion takes precedence over reproductive freedom in controversial a Supreme Court decision involving Hobby Lobby employee contraception options.

The court ruled in favor of this corporation's right to offer healthcare insurance to employees that covers only specific contraception options.

Hobby Lobby was allowed to exercise its religion based on a 5-4 decision by the Court that looked to the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act help make its decision and it's got the community talking.

“What works for one woman doesn't necessarily work for another one, so we should be able to have all the options,” says Maria Todd, a concerned grandmother.

The Supreme Court's decision draws a line between contraception methods employers believe to be abortive rather than preventative.

Birth control options that will be affected by the ruling include the Plan B morning after pill, the Ella morning after pill, and hormonal and copper intrauterine devices known as IUDS.


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