By Joseph Johnson, Staff Writer
This will not be a popular statement among my many Evangelical friends and associates, but I have to speak my conscious. A Supreme Court win for Hobby Lobby may very well turn into a loss for many others.
Even those yet to be conceived.
Imagine the scene: It is a horrific vehicle accident, but fortunately there were no fatalities. The injured are transported to various medical facilities to expedite treatment. Your loved one, a passenger in a heavily damaged vehicle needs a blood transfusion to pull through. The good news is, there is plenty of their blood type available. The bad news is, the company they work for is owned by a Jehovah’s Witness and, because of their religious conviction does not cover the needed blood transfusion in their health insurance plan.
Your loved one is better off though than the injured person who works for a company owned by a Christian Scientist. Their employer, because of their religious belief, has no health care plan at all.
This is a tremendous amount of power for a business owner to possess. The difference between life and death.
The failure to cover contraceptives could have similar results; with an increase of unwanted pregnancies, an increase in abortion would naturally follow. Hobby Lobby may appear to be making a stand for religious freedom, but the potential fallout could be deadly.
Finally, as I have stated many times, true freedom does not come from the government. It comes from Above.