As a die hard fan of abortion, I thank God and the United States Supreme Court for the Hobby Lobby ruling and all the abortions it aims to generate. The U.S. reached its abortion apex around 1990, but our numbers have been declining ever since. The Hobby Lobby case was a close one, but abortion won the day when the Supreme Court endorsed the procedure by a narrow 5-4 margin. On June 30, 2014, Justice Sam Alito & Friends decided the government must not prevent religious Americans from encouraging abortion. The Affordable Care Act attempted to force private companies to provide women with options to reduce abortions, but, perhaps ironically, the conservative wing of the High Court came down decisively in the pro-abortion camp.
This ruling is the latest by conservative America in its ongoing push for God and abortion. For decades Republican politicians have strongly encouraged the proven and demonstrable pro-teen pregnancy trend of abstinence-only sexual education, drumming up business for abortion providers from sea to shining sea. While liberal factions of America, like the Supreme Court's vanquished Hobby Lobby Four, continue work to reduce abortion--and sexually transmitted infections--with options that include comprehensive sexual education, Republicans strenuously, perhaps heroically, fight to deny Americans the tools that will reduce abortion. To many people, the strong conservative drive for more abortion may not seem intuitive, but freedom from government interference has also been long stereotyped into conservative dogma. It seems pressuring American citizens to avoid abortion is now viewed, certainly by the Supreme Court's majority, as government intrusion.
The four losing Judges oppose the promulgation and proliferation of abortion. They argued, of course, that the defeated mandate would be invaluable to help American women avoid unwanted pregnancy, thereby reducing abortion, not to mention unwanted children. But our conservative Supreme Court, with its flare for libertarianism, said no. The federal government may not take action to try to influence or steer people away from abortion. This is a free Christian country, and if unwanted pregnancy was good enough for the Virgin Mary, it is certainly good enough for America.