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July 2, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Contraception: Hobby Lobby got it right

The notion that Hobby Lobby is attacking women’s rights by choosing to “opt out of covering…legitimate health needs” is absurd [“Yes, (some) corporations can pray — and you’ll all pay,” Opinion, June 30].

Hobby Lobby has stated clearly that it opposes only those forms of contraception that it sees as abortive, like the morning-after pill.  It has no problem covering regular contraception for its employees.  If Hobby Lobby, as a private company, believes that so-called emergency contraception is abortive, then it should not be forced to offer insurance coverage to pay for it.

Abortive contraception is not a “legitimate health need.” If a woman feels the need to end her pregnancy, that is, unfortunately, her prerogative, and she can deal with that on her own, with her own conscience, without involving her employer.

Melissa Mooney, Bellevue

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