Sen. Mike Lee: Government Being 'Coercive' on Birth Control Issue

Image: Sen. Mike Lee: Government Being 'Coercive' on Birth Control Issue

Monday, 30 Jun 2014 09:23 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Mike Lee said Monday the federal government is being "coercive" on issues like contraception.

The Utah Republican was a guest on "The Wilkow Majority" on Sirius XM satellite radio when host Andrew Wilkow said Monday's Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling was about "whether or not a person who runs a business should be forced to provide something that is largely for recreational behavior, if it goes against their religious beliefs."

Lee responded, "Yeah, that’s right, that’s right." He then added, "this administration is using the often coercive power of the federal government to force people into their way of being and their way of existing, their way of believing and thinking and acting."

Think Progress reported on the exchange, noted that most women report using contraception for medical and economic reasons.

The website notes that a Guttmacher Institute study found that 60 percent of women have used contraceptives for medical reasons other that preventing pregnancy, such as reducing cramps or menstrual pain, menstrual regulation, treating acne, and treating endometriosis.

Hobby Lobby has said it has no problem paying for 16 types of contraceptives for its employees, but not for four that its evangelical Christian owners believe cause abortion by destroying a fertilized egg. Those four include Plan B and Ella, as well as two IUDs.

Others argue that the four do not cause abortion because they act before the fertilized egg has attached to the uterine wall.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ferguson Protest Closes Huge St. Louis-area Mall

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 17:05 PM

Officials temporarily closed a large shopping mall near St. Louis amid a protest triggered by a grand jury's decision no . . .

Man Dies After Shooting at Mexican Consulate, Other Sites in Texas Capital

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 16:06 PM

A man apparently upset about U.S. immigration policy was fatally shot early on Friday after firing more than 100 rounds  . . .

Players' Union: Ray Rice Wins Appeal of His Indefinite Suspension

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 15:36 PM

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is eligible for reinstatement by the National Football League after winnin . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved