But, I'm angry and there is no denying it. I'm angry about the SCOTUS decision. I'm so angry about Hobby Lobby that I spent most of my day yesterday upset about it, constantly worrying about the "free" world I've brought two daughters into, stressing about the man I hope my son becomes, angry with the blind support, and angry that as a Liberal Christian-- I don't have many who share my stance.
Seeing all this hate on the Internet towards Christians, who are shoving their "religion" down the throats of our countries women. Seeing the generalized statements that Christians hate women. And, on the other side of it, having to acknowledge that the waves of support I did see for the SCOTUS decision came from the Conservative Christians that I know.
So, here I am, again, not sure what to do or what to say.
You guys, there are Feminist Christians. NOT ALL CHRISTIANS are who you think they are. But, I'm beginning to see that most of us that are Liberal Christians are scared, so scared to acknowledge our Liberal stance because, both sides will find ways to break down your arguments. But, you know what? I don't care anymore. My liberal is showing and I am not tucking it in.
Are you my friend and also an uber-conservative Christian who is happy about the SCOTUS decision? Great. We don't see eye to eye on this but I'm pretty sure we are still friends. I mean, I know I'm still your friend, can you still be mine?
Are you a non-believer who thinks all the terrible things in this country are the fault of the Christians? Well, shit. I'm pretty embarrassed for my fellow Christians, that we've lead you to feel this way. We also don't see eye to eye, but I'm pretty sure we are also still friends. And, hopefully through our friendship, you'll see that not all Christians fit into a little box.
So, now that we've gotten that out of the way- I'm going to talk about the absurdity of this decision and the implications it has for women in our progressive society.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, The Affordable Care Act (more commonly known in a condescending tone as Obamacare) mandated that 20 forms of birth control be included in employee medical coverage. (I am going to forgo discussing the absurdity that is tying ones medical coverage to their employer.) Now, Hobby Lobby doesn't really have any issue with all 20 forms of birth control, what they have a problem with is
Now, if I have done my research correctly, Hobby Lobby will still be extending coverage to the 16 forms of birth control they deem acceptable: birth control pills. If anyone has any research to the contrary, let me know.
Anyway, I digress. So, what is Hobby Lobby's issue with these other forms of Birth Control? They keep eggs from implanting into the lining of a woman's uterus and so this to them equals an abortion. Now, I am no medical expert, but I do know that 70% of fertilized eggs do not implant into the uterine wall anyway. IUD's are a form of birth control that keeps a woman's uterine wall thin so that it isn't vialble to carry a pregnancy. The Morning After Pill brings on a woman's period before anything has been implanted into the uterus, so that she is not able to get pregnant. If a woman is already pregnant (aka implantation has already occurred) the morning after pill will not work. I'd like to point out a keyword here: WOMAN.
A woman should have the choice to use whichever form of birth control she deems appropriate for her body. The woman may have this womb, but God entrusted that womb to her. What she decides to do with her womb, is between her and God. God gave this WOMAN the choice to care for HER BODY in the way SHE DEEMS appropriate.
This is not a victory against the Obama Administration. This is not a victory for Religious Freedom.
This is an attack on women.
And the Pandora's Box that will be opened thanks to this incredibly dangerous ruling will have severe implications for us all.
Women, don't you see? Don't you care?
I just, I'm so angry.
And you should be too.