Cathie Humbarger with
Steve Jones, President of the
While several organizations agreed with this ruling, others, like Planned Parenthood, believe this will only harm women in the future.
Betty Cockrum, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and
She said over the phone, "Our doors are open to provide services that are so essential and so basic. We all share the wish for the incidents of abortion to continue to decline and the rate of abortion is directly tied to the number of unanticipated pregnancies and unintended pregnancies are tied to access to contraception."
The Diocese of Fort Wayne released this statement Monday:
"We welcome the supreme court's decision to recognize that Americans can follow their faith when they run a family business. In this case, justice has prevailed, with the court respecting the rights of the Green and Hahn families to continue to abide by their faith in how they seek their livelihood, without facing devastating fines."
Politicians are mostly split down party lines on this one. A statement from Indiana Senator Dan Coats reads:
"Employers like Hobby Lobby should not be forced to take actions contrary to their moral and religious beliefs. While I celebrate today's ruling, religious freedom remains under attack across our country."