Fifty-three percent say employers should not be exempt from the requirement that their health plans offer birth control and other contraceptives even if they have religious objections, while 41 percent say they should be exempt.Perhaps not surprisingly, seniors who are either no longer working or needing contraception think it would be just fine for an employer to dictate that, 49 percent-to-40 percent. The 18-34 group, however, rejects the idea 62 -33.
That's one of the issues raised in the Hobby Lobby case against the Obamacare provision that requires coverage of contraception. It's the part of the case that's gotten the most attention, but the other part of the Hobby Lobby challenge is just as radical. It's essentially a physician gag rule: the company is also asserting it shouldn't have to pay for insurance covering doctors appointments in which family planning is even discussed. That's basically asserting that your employer dictates what you discuss with your doctor.
These right-wing fanatics don't just want your employer in your medicine cabinet, they want your employer in the doctor's exam room with you.