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4/6/2014 5:59:00 AM
Letter: Column missed the point

Alan Choate's column (March 30) misses the entire point about the Hobby Lobby case. Hobby Lobby does not object to contraceptives, but rather to the mandated abortifacients. These drugs can and do cause an abortion of the embryo. Please research your topics more thoroughly before writing about them.

Further, Hobby Lobby does not try to dictate whether a woman should or shouldn't use these drugs. Hobby Lobby's position is it shouldn't be compelled to pay for them through the health insurance they offer their employees.

Jim Coole


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Article comment by: Alan's The Man

Alan's column was right on. As for this letter writer, I guess Anson's N. pointed out the need for thorough research before "before writing about them."

Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“Alan Choate's column (March 30) misses the entire point about the Hobby Lobby case.”

Yes it did. Because at that time we did not know that the sanctimonious “religious” company is heavily invested - more than $73 million - in companies that manufacture contraceptives devices and medications.

These companies include Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which makes Plan B and ParaGard, a copper IUD, and Actavis, which makes a generic version of Plan B and distributes Ella. Other holdings selected by Hobby Lobby include Pfizer, the maker of Cytotec and Prostin E2, which are used to induce abortions Bayer, which manufactures the hormonal IUDs Skyla and Mirena AstraZeneca, which has an Indian subsidiary that manufactures Prostodin, Cerviprime, and Partocin, three drugs commonly used in abortions and Forest Laboratories, which makes Cervidil, a drug used to induce abortions. More Hobby Lobby funds are invested in Aetna and Humana, two health insurance companies that cover surgical abortions, abortion drugs, and emergency contraception in many of the health care policies they sell.

Those facts should make the entire Hobby Lobby nonsense about their “religious rights” being tossed out of court.

Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Yes, Hobby Lobby already includes contraceptives in their healthcare, 16 different kinds I believe. It is four others that cause a woman to miscarry they are opposed to due to religious beliefs. And hello - it isn't the HL employees complaining, they can buy their own. It is the LIBERALS COMPLAINING BUT OF COURSE!!

HL also pays for sterilizations, starting pay in their stores is 80% above current minimum wage and they close evenings and Sundays for more family time for employees.

They're the perfect company to work for frankly. Seems like if you work hard, are successful, you are always fodder for the left to find a way to attack you.

Like Koch Industries for instance who donates more to America than anyone, provides more jobs, more security, pushes all things freedom and taking care of yourself as opposed to being on the government dole and for that, Harry Reid called them "the most Un-American people he could imagine".

Unbelievable! I say "Things Go Better With Koch and Hobby Lobby".

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