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Women and the HHS Mandate

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It's been pretty incredible to see just how blind people are to the reality that women, a lot of women, are very opposed to the HHS mandate and support companies like Hobby Lobby and charities like the Little Sisters of the Poor and their lawsuits against it. 

The Senate Democrats' current efforts to undo the Hobby Lobby are predicated on the notion that women don't support the ruling and will therefore be more inclined to vote D in the midterms. Senators Kelly Ayotte and Deb Fisher try to calmly explain in a piece today for the Wall Street Journal that the Hobby Lobby ruling in no way threatens women. Unlike hysterical groups like NARAL, they carefully unpackage the ruling and its legal implications. Let's see if anyone listens. 

Others, myself included, have been trying to remind everyone that women dislike the mandate. A lot. It's weird that we have to keep explaining this, considering the story that just the pictures alone from the day of the Hobby Lobby ruling tell. It's hard to find a single man cheering after the news broke that Hobby Lobby had won. 

It makes you wonder if there is a politically-selective sexism in the media. All the more reason to thank Senators Ayotte and Fisher for getting the truth out there. 

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Ashley is a Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association.

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