In a nutshell…in a multitude of metaphors

Can self-insured colleges deny contraception coverage? (photo: WeNews)

It’s long been noticed that the anti-choice crowd obsesses about fetuses until the umbilical cord is cut, then they could care less.

So why shouldn’t Hobby Lobby just sum up the whole conundrum in one predictable case?

When a very pregnant Felicia Allen applied for medical leave from her job at Hobby Lobby three years ago, one might think that the company best known for denying its employees insurance coverage of certain contraceptives—on the false grounds that they cause abortions—would show equal concern for helping one of its employees when she learned she was pregnant.

Instead, Allen says the self-professed evangelical Christian arts-and-crafts chain fired her and then tried to prevent her from accessing unemployment benefits.

Why if she’d just taken birth control…oh, right.

Hobby Lobby’s PR person will get back to you as soon as he goes and gets his plan-supported Viagra from the Walgreen’s next door.

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