Letters

Letters

Justices have ruled, but many questions remain

The Hobby Lobby decision raises interesting questions.

Will there now be review boards to determine the legitimacy of a business owner’s religious belief claim, as with those who examined claims of conscientious objector status when we had a draft? Can companies owned by Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse to cover blood transfusions? Can Christian Scientist-owned companies refuse to cover a range of medical treatment? Time will tell whether this is just another business matter, or truly a matter of conscience, as the Supreme Court apparently thinks.

Advertisement

If a couple cannot afford birth control, they obviously cannot afford the long-term cost of a child. Can we expect to see those family business owners, who have such a profound belief in insuring what would be unfeasible and avoidable pregnancies, among others, step forward to pick up the slack?

James Blakey

Hingham

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.