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July 4, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Hobby Lobby ruling: How to ensure corporations beliefs are deeply held?

How is the government going to ascertain that the closely held corporations’ religious beliefs are “deeply held” and not just a scam to get out of paying for their employees’ insurance? [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. Will a report card, church-attendance records and donation tallies from their local priest suffice?

At a minimum, the executives, owners and all of their spouses, girlfriends and mistresses should submit a sworn statement that they have never used contraceptives. They should also turn over their medical and prescription records or submit to a lie-detector test to support their statements. If an owner used contraception once when he or she was a college student (but didn’t inhale), could he or she still pass the “deeply held test”? What if the guys never used but their female partners did? After all, it takes two to use contraception.

It’s going to be tough writing the rules for this exemption, but somebody has to do it.

Mary Lynn Buss, Vashon

Comments | More in Health | Topics: brith control, contraceptives, Hobby Lobby

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