While Hobby Lobby may have been the face of the lawsuit that dismantled the contraceptive mandate and launched a full-blown attack on women’s rights, it’s not the only one. Mother Jones estimated yesterday that there were as many as 71 lawsuits pending against the mandate; today, PoliticusUSA has identified all 100 of them — the “Dirty 100.”
The Dirty 100, a name given to them by the National Organization for Women, are the plaintiffs of the 100 cases filed in opposition to the birth control mandate. Here’s the full 100, listed in all their infamy:
American Family Association
American MFG Co
American Pulverizer Co
Ave Maria School of Law
Ave Maria University
Beckwith Electric Co
Belmont Abbey College
Bick Holdings, Inc.
Cherry Creek Mortgage Co
Colorado Christian University
Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp
Continuum Health Partnership/Management
Doboszenski & Sons
Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk
East Texas Baptist University
Encompass, Develop, Design & Construct LLC
Eternal Word Television Network Inc.
Fellowship of Catholic University
Feltl & Co., Inc.
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Grace College and Seminary
Hart electric LLC
Hercules Industries Inc.
Johnson Welded Products
Korte & Luitjohan Contractors
Lindsay Rappaport and Postel LLC
Little Sisters of the Poor
Mersino Management Company
Michigan Catholic Conference
MK Chambers Company
O’Brien Industrial Holdings
Priests for Life
QC Group Inc.
Randy Reed Automotives
Reaching Souls International
Right to Life Michigan
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont
Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi
Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne
Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie
Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth
Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort-Wayne – South Bend
Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville
Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
School of the Ozarks
Sharpe Holdings, Inc.
Sioux Chief MFG Co
Southern Nazarene University
The Most Reverend Thomas Wenski
Tonn and Blank Construction
Trijicon, Inc. (AKA Bindon)
Triune Health Group
University of Notre Dame
Weingartz Supply Co
Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)
Willis & Willis PLC
Before the SCOTUS decision, NOW noted that they see the case as sex discrimination and a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause:
The more than 100 lawsuits seeking an exemption from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) (P.L. 111-148) mandate for insurance coverage of contraception in employee health plans are the products of a well-organized, professionally -orchestrated and heavily-financed campaign that uses religion as an excuse for discrimination and for placing business practices beyond the reach of governmental laws and regulations. A decision in favor of the plaintiffs could pave the way for certain corporations to deny thousands of employees the same kind of health coverage that employees in most other companies receive. In our view, this is straightforward sex discrimination as well as a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.
According to PoliticusUSA, the National Advocates for Pregnant Women noted that there was a sliver of a silver lining to the ruling: it suggested full government funding for contraception. The statement they sent to PoliticusUSA reads in part:
“If there is a silver lining to Justice Alito’s opinion, it is this suggested solution to the problem: full government funding for contraception. Putting aside the current political situation in Congress that makes such funding improbable, the decision does suggest the real solution demanded not by RFRA but by human rights: a system of universal health care that includes everyone and covers all women and all of their health care needs.”
It’d be justice, but for the time being, if we as the people want real results, we have to produce them ourselves: with our wallets first, then with our ballots in November.
More on the Hobby Lobby Case from AATTP
- Hobby Lobby Hypocrisy: Viagra, Vasectomies Still Covered on Company Healthcare Plans!
- Evil ‘Christian’ Conservatives Gleefully Celebrate the Destruction of Women’s Rights in America (Screenshots)
- Maddow: Christian Segregationists Would be ‘Stunned’ and ‘Possibly Pleased’ By Hobby Lobby Ruling