In the news this week, the Supreme Court made a decision on the Hobby Lobby case. Hobby Lobby is a company that asked for an exemption for providing abortifacients to its employees, as part of their health care plan. The exemption was granted to them, on the grounds that they have religious/ethical objections to abortifacients.
Abortifacients are a type of birth control, but it should be noted that Hobby Lobby is not opposed to birth control in general. Their health care plan still provides 16 types of birth control to their employees.
This is a dilemma that is basically impossible to avoid. When the laws say birth control coverage is mandatory, the pro-life people get upset. When the laws say birth control coverage is optional, the pro-choice people get upset. And if an employer and their employees are on different sides of the debate, conflict over the health care plans is inevitable.
Do any of you readers have suggestions, on how to peacefully resolve the issue? Right now, both sides are going for the extremes of "mandatory birth control coverage" and "no birth control coverage". Hobby Lobby providing 80% birth control coverage seems to make both sides unhappy.