Sheldon Richman on Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Doesn't Go Far Enough


As far as it went, the Supreme Court generally got it right in the Hobby Lobby Obamacare contraception case. Unfortunately it didn't go nearly far enough. The court ruled that "closely held corporations" whose owners have religious convictions against certain kinds of contraceptives cannot be forced to pay for employee coverage for those products. Sheldon Richman writes that he wishes the court could have addressed the idea that no one has a right to force others to pay for their contraception or anything else and that everyone has a right to refuse to pay if asked.