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

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  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.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  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:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Time Warner Cable Customers Lose Internet Service Nationwide

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 09:54 AM

Time Warner Cable, which is planning to combine with Comcast, said Internet service is largely restored after frustrated . . .

Police Departments Suspended for Losing Pentagon Equipment

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 09:37 AM

Nearly 200 state and local police departments have been suspended from a Pentagon program that allows local agencies to  . . .

WSJ: Buffett Makes Tax Whopper on Burger King Deal

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 06:40 AM

Billionaire Warren Buffett may be an ally of President Barack Obama's quest to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans,  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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