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July 7, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Hobby Lobby ruling: Employees should just seek employment elsewhere

With our nation’s birthday upon us, I am reminded of the importance of our freedoms. While our constitutional rights and the laws that uphold them are complex, I can’t see the Supreme Court deciding the Hobby Lobby case any other way [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1].

One individual’s right to follow their religious doctrine is no more important than the next. Corporation or not, if you make one man cross their religious line to serve another, you have just abandoned the rights of all.

Our Constitution wasn’t written to win popular votes, nor was it drafted to serve only a few. While I am a pro-abortion rights advocate, I still believe books should be shelved and not banned, the TV turned off and not censored, and employees wanting birth control from private companies not willing to provide it should simply seek other employment.

Let’s tread lightly, before we completely dismantle the Constitution our forefathers toiled so diligently to create.

Lisa Harmon, Yakima

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

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