Company To Female Employees: No Birth Control For You. We Only Invest In It To Make Money.
Hobby Lobby does not want to indirectly provide birth control to its employees via its health plan. In fact, the company has been so adamant about its position, which it claims is based on religious grounds, that it took its case all the way to the Supreme Court. As it turns out, Hobby Lobby's retirement plan had more than $73 million invested in mutual funds that had stakes in... wait for it... manufacturers of contraceptive products like, you know, Plan B (the "morning after" pill), IUDs, and birth control pills. Apparently, Hobby Lobby does not want anything to do with providing its female employees who wish to control their own fertility with a very basic and important tool like the birth control pill. But the company is willing to look the other way when said birth control items are good for the bottom line. Where I'm from (planet earth), we call that hypocrisy.