It was bad enough when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said “five white men” on the Supreme Court made the decision to protect Hobby Lobby form having to pay for drugs that cause abortions for their employees.
Now, Nancy Pelosi seems to think that the ruling somehow banned contraception or prevents women from using diaphragms. If only top Democrats bothered to read the ruling and learn what was at stake in the decision and what the Supreme Court decided.
Actually, Hobby Lobby already covered diaphragms before the ruling and will continue to cover them. The ruling was about drugs that can cause abortions.
Hammering a pair of recent rulings related to birth control access, the House minority leader suggested the conservative-leaning court is stealing women’s freedoms when it comes to making healthcare choices.
“We should be afraid of this court. That five guys should start determining what contraceptions are legal or not. … It is so stunning,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol.Pelosi said last week’s Supreme Court ruling that the birth control mandate under President Obama’s healthcare reform law is a violation of religious freedom was particularly egregious.
“That court decision was a frightening one,” she said. “That five men should get down to the specifics of whether a woman should use a diaphragm and she should pay for it herself or her boss. It’s not her boss’s business. His business is whatever his business is. But it’s not what contraception she uses.”
Americans should live in fear of Nancy Pelosi opining on Supreme Court decisions.