DVAU President Ed Joyce was interviewed for this story about the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case.
“I can’t help but think that down the road there’s going to be a CEO of a company who is Jehovah’s Witness or Scientology who is going to say that on religious grounds they are not going to provide coverage for blood transfusions because it’s against their religious beliefs,” said Ed Joyce, of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
“Why not? What’s the difference between negating someone’s use of contraception based on religious belief and blood transfusions? It’s a slippery slope. It’s a sad day for women when religious objection to a government mandate can trump someone’s right to decent medical care.”
Religious and conservative groups and leaders widely consider the opinion of the court a victory for religious liberty, affirming that the companies are entitled to the same religious freedoms as individual Americans and non-profit companies.
“No American’s access to medication should depend on what church his or her boss goes to,” Joyce said.
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