This Week in Religious Freedom & Healthcare

This picture of me shouldn’t be revolutionary.  And yet …

Here is a great 90 second summary of what is at stake this week when lawyers for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood will argue before the Supreme Court that your boss should get to determine what preventative health care you receive:

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Here is a round-up of links to pieces I’ve written about the contraceptive mandate, the Affordable Care Act, and religious freedom:

Religious Freedom … for Bosses Only?

Why Affordable Care Matters for Women  

People of Faith Understand …

Christian Is as Christian Does

Conscience and Change

Affordable Care for Women

Whose Religious Freedom?

And if you think you can stand it, here’s a round-up of key arguments against birth control found in the briefs supporting the corporations (including but not limited to:  birth control lowers society’s moral standards, turns women into sluts, AND prevents women from being good wives!  That’s a lot for a little pill/ring/device …).

Science schmience.


About Caryn Riswold

Caryn D. Riswold is a feminist theologian in the Lutheran tradition. She is Professor of Religion and also teaches Gender and Women’s Studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where she has worked for over a decade teaching undergraduates to think critically and creatively about religion. She earned her Ph.D. and Th.M. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, holds a master’s degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and received her B.A. from Augustana College in her childhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.