In ruling on behalf of Hobby Lobby, the conservative Catholic men on the Supreme Court decided that, under the rubric of religious freedom, Hobby Lobby had the right to deny coverage for those methods of birth control that they believe cause abortions. Hobby Lobby's belief is not based in science; but is, rather, the theological belief of certain evangelicals and the Catholic Church - a position consistently supported by Fox News. Within 24 hours, the same guys expanded the decision to include all birth control in order to cover business owners who hold to Catholic doctrine that all birth control is a sin. This morning, during a let's bash Obama segment, Fox friend Steve Doocy not only advanced the lie that these contraceptives cause abortions - but he showed his ignorance of the total scope of the decision - or was deliberately lying!
Doocy (part of Fox's almost full stable of Catholic hosts) set up the topic which was Pres. Obama's tweet: "throwback to last week when a woman - not her boss - made her own decisions about health care. #TBT [throwback Thursday] Doocy referenced a question to the White House press secretary, by ABC's Jonathan Karl, as to whether the President actually "feels like that." Doocy then preached the Fox message: "Keep in mind the Hobby Lobby thing had nothing to with banning, uh, uh, birth control pills or anything like that. It simply allowed employers who didn't want to pay for drugs that end lives to not have to pay for them."
The rest of the discussion related to whether the President is aware of what is in his twitter feed.
Steve Doocy is lying or woefully misinformed about emergency contraception and IUD's "ending lives" because they are not abortion inducing contraceptives. And he is either lying or woefully uninformed about the decision which was expanded to include all birth control. Women who work for Catholic companies will be banned from having coverage for "birth control or anything like that." And if Doocy doesn't think so, he can keep on pretending