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Shareholder Religion v Employee Religion: Lunch with Louden 3/26/14

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Tuesday's arguments in the Sebelius v Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Supreme Court case divided the justices, as the women of the court appeared split from the men over whether for-profit companies have religious freedom protections that would exempt them from providing their workers with insurance coverage for contraception.

The buzz is on over drive, pointing to this, that, or the other rational for any given favorite outcome. Jeanene posted on JOIN THE COFFEE PARTY MOVEMENT Facebook page Wednesday, and was shocked by many of the comments. 

What is your understanding of the merits of the case? How did you read the court's behavior. Is there an underlying fundamental question being asked? Do you think the religious values of shareholders should trump the religious values of employees?

Oregon's Ron Wyden had this to say: "It’s unacceptable and inappropriate for bosses at for-profit corporations to pick and choose which laws to follow. So far, 360,000 Oregon women have benefited from expanded access to preventive services, including contraceptives. Women’s health choices should be made between them and their doctors – not their bosses."

Have a cup of coffee nd talk about this with host Jeanene Louden and special co-host Anne Furstenau Walker. View many related articles on LUNCH WITH LOUDEN Facebook page.