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Hobby Lobby’s Baby Formula

+ Viagra – Birth Control = Baby

Hobby Lobby stated from the beginning that it isn’t against all forms of birth control, just certain ones such as Plan B, Ella and intrauterine devices. Hobby Lobby does provide insurance coverage for 16 other forms of birth control, including pills that prevent ovulation.

But Hobby Lobby’s insurance also covers Viagra and penis pumps. Many see the hypocrisy in this, but there is a need to define the specific elements of this hypocrisy.

Hobby Lobby, by opposing these forms of birth control, is aligning itself with the beliefs of the Catholic Church and Fundamentalists that life begins at conception. Plan B, Ella and intrauterine devices interfere with conception.

These religious factions believe that contraceptives such as Plan B—which prevents a pregnancy by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary, thereby preventing a sperm from fertilizing an egg—are interfering with conception. The conclusion is that this method of prevention of a pregnancy is tantamount to the termination of a pregnancy.

Science and medical experts agree that these contraceptives do not terminate life and are not abortifacients.  As former FDA Assistant Commissioner Susan Wood said: “These products are not abortifacients. And their only connection to abortion is that it can prevent the need for one.”

Consider this: If a man were unable to impregnate a woman due to flaccidity and the inability to penetrate, then the issue of conception would be moot.

But that goes against the Catholic Church and Fundamentalists belief that men and women must be fruitful and multiply.

So there is insurance coverage for Viagra and penis pumps because their usage makes impregnation, and continuing procreation, possible. The religious thinking is that a man should always be able to penetrate a woman, increasing the chances of impregnating her, thereby fulfilling God’s decree.

It makes us suspect that some corporations, certain religious entities, the Supreme Court, and now Senate Republicans condone the thinking that women should be treated as mere receptacles for men’s sperm, and incubators for fetuses.

No corporation, no religious entity, no court and no politician should be able to negate a woman’s right to make a personal choice about her own reproductive health; especially since choice is the core element of freedom.

Rebecca Warner’s educational and professional background was in finance and banking in Miami, Florida. After she and her husband moved to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, Rebecca began writing articles for several local periodicals. Drawing upon her many years of advising the lovelorn and successful matchmaking, she also wrote a romance-and-relationship advice column. In 2014, she published her first book, Moral Infidelity, which won the Bronze Medal in the Readers’ Favorite 2015 International Book Awards’ thriller category, and Top 10 Honorable Mention in the 2015 Great Southeast Book Festival. Her second novel, Doubling Back To Love, was solicited for inclusion in a ten-novel romantic anthology, and her third book, He’s Just A Man, is a non-fiction self-help book for women seeking a mate. Rebecca is a convivial feminist who blogs on her own sites and for The Huffington Post about topics of interest to women. She enjoys participating in podcasts and forums about women’s social, economic and political issues. Please visit her website at www.rebeccajwarner.com to learn more about her books, catch up on her blogs--including those published on Huff Post--and to hear her podcasts.