Pelosi: ‘We Should Be Afraid Of This Court’
14 July 2014 / 48 Comments
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters on Thursday that Americans “should be afraid of this court,” the U.S. Supreme Court, calling its recent decision to grant the owners of Hobby Lobby a religious exemption from the Obamacare contraceptive and abortion drug mandate “stunning.”
“Really, we should be afraid of this court,” Pelosi said during her press conference on Capitol Hill. “That five guys can start determining what contraceptives are legal. Let’s not even go there. It is so stunning and, of course, this is more like the Wheaton decision a few days later, which was also problematic. But that court decision was a frightening one.”
“That five men could get down to specifics of whether a woman should use a diaphragm and she should pay for it herself or her boss,” she continued. “It’s not her boss’s business. The business is whatever his business is, but it’s not what contraception she uses.”
In the case of Hobby Lobby, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in a 5-4 vote that a closely-held corporation could be exempted from having to pay for certain contraceptives mandated under Obamacare, such as abortifacients and intrauterine devices, if the mandate required the owners to violate their religious beliefs.
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