The U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow Hobby Lobby and other closely held, for-profit corporations to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions for no-cost prescription contraception has ignited debate across the country — and Oregon is no exception. Many Oregonians took to Twitter to criticize the decision, and some called for a boycott of the craft store chain using the hashtags #NotMyBossBusiness and #HobbyLobby.
There weren’t many locals tweeting in support of the ruling.
So boycott Hobby Lobby if you want, but what you should really do is vote for good Congress people who vote for court appointments.— Jill Guccini (@daffodilly) June 30, 2014
Two big wins at the SCOTUS…over forced unionization and forced insurance coverage for contraception…two big wins for American Freedom— Lars Larson (@LarsLarsonShow) June 30, 2014
I’m not a fan of political or religious convos on Twitter or FB, but this Hobby Lobby thing: now companies can choose for their employees?— Raleigh (@RaleighPDX) June 30, 2014
What health insurance does/doesn’t include should be determined by science. If someone doesn’t want to take birth control, don’t.— Tony Tapay (@tonytapay) June 30, 2014
VICTORY!! The SCOTUS has struck down the freedom-stealing HHS Mandate! Congrats #HobbyLobby and everyone who supports freedom!— Oregon Right to Life (@ORRightToLife) June 30, 2014
Well, I won’t be shopping at @HobbyLobbyStore.— Bryan Dorr (@BJDorr) June 30, 2014
Boycott glitter, pipe cleaners, those funny scrapbooking scissors that cut zigzaggy lines.. & whatever other lame crap #HobbyLobby sells— Brandon Doughan (@BrandonDoughan) June 30, 2014
Today’s Hobby Lobby ruling is going to make it a lot harder to chant “U-S-A!” during the match tomorrow.— Joe Streckert (@JoeStreckert) June 30, 2014
There’s only one Hobby Lobby in Oregon, located in Albany, and another is planned for Springfield in 2015. OPB’s Kristian Foden-Vencil will have a report later today on All Things Considered to see what other Oregon companies may be affected by this ruling.