Protesters Picket Ithaca’s Hobby Lobby

Approximately 99 percent of U.S. women use birth control at some point in their lives. A study published in October 2012 and reported on in the wholesale beads same month in the Huffington Post showed that access to free contraception reduced abortion rates from 19.6 abortions per 1,000 women to around 5.95 abortions per 1,000 women per year. Applying the studys results to the 2010 Census for Tompkins County population, abortions would go from around 588 countywide per year to around 179 when the ACA goes into effect. Hobby Lobby is a for-profit company employing over 13,000 people who hold a wide variety of beliefs, said Hodes.
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UPDATE 2-Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate

states, and has about 13,000 employees. The Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby, had argued that providing coverage to workers for the morning-after pill and similar contraceptives violated its Christian beliefs. best site It also said it could have under Obamacare faced $1.3 million in daily fines by not providing such coverage. In a written order, Heaton said the size of those penalties, the “substantial” public policy issues involved, and the amount of similar litigation justified an injunction for Hobby Lobby. “There is a substantial public interest in ensuring that no individual or corporation has their legs cut out from under them while these difficult issues are resolved,” Heaton said at a hearing, according to the Becket Fund.
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Hobby Horses

They’ve succumbed to their own droning voices, and no matter what the original topic, they will eventually, inevitably get around to their pet theory or phrase. If you’re an unscrupulous student, you know you can get a solid B just by making even the most dubious mention of that key phrase, whether it’s “the sacred feminine” or “hermeneutic of continuity” or “fallacy of power” or whatever impressed them when they werein college. They have fallen prey to that most deadly intellectual predator: the hobby horse. Hobby horses are toys, for children to play with. And yet so many adults ride them every day. And there is nothing more dreary than having a conversation that you think is actually going somewhere, only to spy the other person trotting out that ratty old hobby horse once again. It’s not welcome. It’s not relevant. But it’s so familiar, so reliable, so docile and easy to steer, how can we resist? Giddyup! We all repeat ourselves sometimes. And some ideas are worth repeating! But a good idea becomes a hobby horse when it not only turns up all the time, but it becomes the answer to all questions. It’s not just that your favorite issue keeps coming up; it’s that it seems to you like nobody is really saying anything at all until that issue has been raised. Is something bad happening? It’s all due to [bad thing that you hate]. Is something good happening? Oh, just wait until it all gets ruined by [same bad thing that you hate].
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One man’s hobby preserves everyday items of Appalachia

Christmas in Old Appalachia, to take place Dec. 1-24, will feature the village decorated not with sparkling lights but with plain pine-cone ornaments, cedar, bittersweet, scraps of cloth and apples the way the mountain people did it. Call 865-494-7680 or visit www. Travel
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