Transcript for SCOTUS Rules Against Obamacare's Contraceptive Mandate
What the majority here said is that. For profit. Closely held. Family owned basically corporations. Can hand claim religious freedom the corporation itself can have religious freedom. In order to. Opt out the obamacare mandate that they provide employees with contraceptives that they believe violate their religious -- this morning after pill plan -- Allah. That they believe are equivalent. Two abortion so what the court has said essentially is that for these corporations that acts on not General Motors not giant corporation. But for these family owned corporations. Corporations are people. As Mitt Romney said -- here's what justice Samuel Alito in his opinion said -- corporation is simply a form of organization. Used by human beings. To achieve desired ends when rights whether constitutional or statutory are extended to corporations. As they're doing in this opinion. At the purpose is to protect the rights of these people. So the majority here saying. That the burden on the religious conscience of the owners of hobby lobby who were devout southern baptists the owners economists Tug of war mennonite. Is just too great that that. In this case corporations are people. While the descent. Written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warns of a parade of horrible coming down the road she says. In a decision that startling Brett. The court holds today that commercial enterprises including corporations. Along with partnerships and sole proprietorship can opt out of any law. They judged incompatible with their serious sincerely held religious beliefs that what justice Ginsburg is raising is the prospect of a lot of people. Whether their Christian Jewish Muslim Buddhist wick and drew it. Com and down the pike and saying. This particular regulation. This particular law. -- my religious freedom and that is an open question how this opinion will play out in the years to come.
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