Justice Anthony Kennedy had some helpful advice for the White House about how it could still provide birth control to women even after the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the law on Monday.
But the problem is, the Obama administration isn’t interested.
The swing-vote justice sided with the conservative majority on Monday, which ruled 5-4 that craft chain Hobby Lobby and other “closely held” for-profit companies do not have to provide contraceptives to their employees if doing so violates their religious beliefs. The decision means that thousands of the company’s female employees will not have access through their insurance to intrauterine devices and other forms of contraception their bosses object to. The case is the first to uphold a religious freedom right of a for-profit corporation.
But the justice, who is known for “splitting the baby” in big decisions in which he is often the deciding vote, suggested the government could still provide birth control to those employees by expandingRead More »from White House to Justice Kennedy: No thanks to birth control advice