Utah Reaction to Hobby Lobby Decision

July 1, 2014

Hobby LobbySALT LAKE CITY — Among those applauding the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling was Bishop John Wester of the Utah Catholic Diocese.

(Audio Webster Hobby Lobby)

“This decision allows a person to have his business and make moral decisions based on his well-formed conscience,” Bishop Wester said.

But there is a sharp backlash against the ruling among self-described feminist groups and others who advocate in favor of women’s rights.

Planned Parenthood’s Kerry Galloway called the ruling “devastating” because it puts politics over women’s health.

(Audio Galloway)

LDS Church spokeswoman Jessica Moody praised Monday’s ruling as “a milestone event in upholding religious freedom.” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had signed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in the case, arguing that for-profit businesses have a religious right not to provide “drugs and devices believed to sometimes cause abortions.”

The Utah-based LDS Church does not oppose birth control, leaving such decisions up to the couples involved. Even so, its own insurer, Deseret Mutual, which covers all church employees, does not cover any devices or medications for the purpose of family planning.

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