And America May Be Singing "Hello Darkness My Old Friend".
Here we go again, back to the dark ages!
If SCOTUS rules in favor of religious control over the laws that we must live under... The long period we called separation of church and state will end and back we go to living under the dictates of a religious clergy. Bye, Bye Science, Bye, Bye Common Sense, Hello superstitions presented as facts, Hello cruel and unusual punishment. Let us hope that the educated men and women on the Supreme Court will use their objective minds and not whatever dogma piques their fancy, to guide them in a decision that could negatively affect us all, no matter what belief system we follow. thinkingblue
Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more
The Supreme Court will hear Hobby Lobby's religious liberty challenge to Obamacare on Tuesday. Its decision could have far-reaching consequences.
By David G. Savage
March 24, 2014, 3:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A challenge to part of President Obama's healthcare law that hits the Supreme Court on Tuesday could lead to one of the most significant religious freedom rulings in the high court's history.
Four years ago, in their controversial Citizens United decision, the justices ruled that corporations had full free-speech rights in election campaigns. Now, they're being asked to decide whether for-profit companies are entitled to religious liberties.
At issue in Tuesday's oral argument before the court is a regulation under the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide workers a health plan that covers the full range of contraceptives, including morning-after pills and intrauterine devices, or IUDs.
The evangelical Christian family that controls Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a chain of more than 500 arts and crafts outlets with 13,000 workers, says the requirement violates its religious beliefs.
Some contraceptives can "end human life after conception," the Green family says. Forcing the owners to pay for such devices would make them "complicit in abortion," their lawyers say.
More Here: Religious Case At Supreme Court
I’m not anti-Christian, but religion shouldn’t have a place in political decisions.
Excerpt: “What I am suggesting is we create and support a system where political decisions are made based on arguments that stand on their own merits without a religious crutch. Or, to put it another way, “the Bible tells me so” is off limits as an argument. But that doesn’t mean what you’re arguing for will have to change. All it means is people need to use objective, measurable evidence to defend their arguments, instead of just referring to their faith (or bible) and leaving it at that.”
Read more at this link: Wave of Republican Cases
FYI: As I have noted before in this blog
After an egg is released, it has about a day to find a sperm to fertilize it. Sperm survive several days before losing their ability to join with an egg. But the union of egg and sperm is merely the first step: if a fertilized egg does not burrow into the lining of the uterus, there is no pregnancy. In fact, in an estimated 50 percent to as many as 80 percent of conceptions the fertilized egg fails to implant.