Hillary Clinton: Obamacare contraceptive decision 'deeply disturbing'
June 30th, 2014
05:46 PM ET
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Hillary Clinton: Obamacare contraceptive decision 'deeply disturbing'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton called the Supreme Court's ruling throwing out the Obamacare contraceptive mandate for certain businesses "very troubling."

"This is a really bad slippery slope," Clinton said Monday on the heels of the 5-4 decision, which said for-profit companies cannot be required to pay for specific types of contraceptives for their employees.

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"I disagree with the reasoning as well as the conclusion," she said at the Aspen Ideas Forum in Colorado. "I find it deeply disturbing that we are going in that direction."

Clinton said the ruling potentially opens the door to companies to reject coverage of other things based on religious beliefs.

"There are companies...that don’t believe in blood transfusions," she said.

"That’s a religious belief that people hold. So does that mean if you have a need for a blood transfusion, your insurance company doesn’t have to cover it?"

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  1. Dianne in FL

    Yet there same companies have no problem padding their portfolios with profits from the makers of them, or providing Viagra, etc. All about money, not religious convictions!

    July 1, 2014 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  2. Up Side Down

    Women are people too. Why are they kicked aside and not considered? Just only Corporations?

    July 1, 2014 03:41 am at 3:41 am |
  3. dkf

    I am shocked to the core that out of dozens of articles I have read, three seriously major points have been over looked.

    First, the MAJORITY OPINION was decided by FIVE, repeat FIVE Roman Catholics! (imagine that!) Along with abortion, they believe that all forms of contraception are wrong.

    Second, the Court has all but ruled on the legality of abortion.

    The Majority has LEGALLY equated abortion to contraception which now can be dictated by corporation's belief.

    Third, the Court has signaled the Christianity is the preferred state religion.

    Please, please, please read the opinion. Put aside the obtuse, frivolous party quipping and see how bad this ruling is.

    July 1, 2014 05:18 am at 5:18 am |
  4. Chris

    I agree with Clinton–wow, that's really crazy that I just said that.

    However, I disagree with the whole premise that a company should be forced to provide anything other than wages to their employees.

    July 1, 2014 05:43 am at 5:43 am |
  5. mdl

    Here is Hilary's chance to move beyond her I was rich before I was poor before I was rich issue or was it I voted for the war before I voted against it, oh what difference does it make!

    July 1, 2014 05:49 am at 5:49 am |
  6. Michael MN

    Maybe the S C can now rule on which religeon is the right one – there are thousands of made up gods that the weak minded people believe in

    July 1, 2014 05:57 am at 5:57 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    -SC is party biased nonsense. Disgrace to the Law itself. Shame to the world. Quit this religion nonsense–no wonder churches lost the credence.

    July 1, 2014 06:08 am at 6:08 am |
  8. ZuluAlpha

    Take your religion and shove it. It's obvious that the so called religious fanatics are not going to be happy until they have running wars in the streets here in the US, like we see in the news every day in foreign lands. Oh, and by the way when was the last time your so called GOD, did anything to help the poor, the sick, or anyone that really needed help? Answer, not since the wealthy started buying their way into the hereafter, and the church complied with arms outstretched, and hands clawing for every dollar they could grab. It's funny, but the GOD I worship isn't short of cash nor has the need for it.

    July 1, 2014 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  9. Minnie Mouse

    Contraceptives are preventative and needs to be paid for through health insurance plans. It's cheaper to pay for birth control rather than the states, governments and tax payers having to eat the costs of people who have children when they are not financially ready take care of them. It doesn't matter what religion or type of business your running, the ACA was set up with specific laws and everyone needs to follow them. If there's going to be constant provisions then don't hold it against all of the people who still cannot afford insurance by penalizing them with a fine.

    July 1, 2014 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  10. just saying

    "This is a really bad slippery slope,"

    i couldn't agree more. obamacare's trampling of individual rights as well as religious rights is a really bad slippery slope which is why it needs to be repealed. government has no place dictating and controlling a person's healthcare like this. the va scandal has shown us how well the government does this. that is where the slippery slope of obamacare will take us all eventually. will you be willing to die so government union employees can get their bonuses?!

    maybe we should force all liberals and democrats into this system they want so badly? and then the rest of can enjoy real healthcare as they wallow in their lack of care and eventually just die of. sadly, it is what they want and we should make sure they get it.

    July 1, 2014 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  11. sifto

    This argument is silly and borders on ignorance..women can get all the birth control they need and hilary knows it ..only 4 abortion pills are included in this ruling..Hobby Lobby pays for 16 other BCP. Planned parenthood provides free BC access and abortions ..clinton herself stated that abortion should be "rare"..dems are again trying to lie and cheat to belittle women and get their vote..

    July 1, 2014 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  12. Dr. Brown

    What's with the " I'll get you my pretty" picture. You will noe see every greedy corporation use this to undermine their employee benefits, are you paying attention, gop voters, this is your party's way of getting what their rich donors want, kiss your constitution, and the rights it gives you bye bye, you asked for it,, you got it.

    July 1, 2014 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  13. Dr. Brown

    Really bad, this is your new gop, vote them out while you still can, and that's no joke! Its only getting worse, they are gutting unions for a reason folks, the handwriting is there, don't let yourself be fooled, they will take all your rights if put in power, time to reexamine what your voting for, and not what you think your voting against. What has the gop done, seriously, given more of your rights as a citizen, woman, and worker away, to the super rich who are buying much more than elections, their making policy, only a matter of time before it hits you too.

    July 1, 2014 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  14. Freedom of religion

    HR Clinton knee-jerk. partisan reaction just demonstrates why she is unfit to be POTUS The Hobby Lobby decision is very narrow and hardly a "really bad slippery slope". (Do legal, government-sanctioned gay "marriages" lead to Americans marrying a goat???)

    The owners of Hobby Lobby have 1st amendment rights to practice their religion without Federal government coercion to go against their religion i.e. pay for abortions. Those who want abortion pills can pay for it themselves or work elsewhere.

    July 1, 2014 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
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