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Wendy Davis misses the mark on Hobby Lobby decision

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Wendy Davis, the Fort Worth lawyer and Texas state senator running for governor, tried to capitalize on the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case Monday, but she just couldn't get the message right.


Remember: No Access was restricted, women are still just as free to obtain birth control as they were yesterday and before August 1, 2012, when the contraception mandate was implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Birth control is not being taken off the shelves, and also remember that Hobby Lobby was already providing coverage for 16 types of contraceptives, including the pill.

The Supreme Court decision does not, contrary to Davis, put employers “between women and their doctors.”

Unless, that is, employers were between women and their doctors prior to the mandate’s implementation (and where were the cries of intrusion then?). They weren't before and they aren't now.

Employers simply are not telling women what kind of birth control they can use. The Supreme Court merely ruled that closely held corporations do not have to provide coverage for forms of birth control they oppose on religious grounds. No employer can force a woman to take a preferred method of birth control.

Maybe Davis should “#TrustWomen” to be able to make their own decisions and pay for the birth control they choose.

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Ashe Schow

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The Washington Examiner

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