While the Hobby Lobby ruling keeps the government from guaranteeing basic reproductive health care for workers, the Harris decision effectively hobbles the ability of a group of public employees—most of whom are women—to properly bargain for affordable health care along with other vital benefits.
As Mitt Romney describes his plans for his administration, public workers — of whom women make up a large majority in many sectors — learn they will be left to fend for themselves.
Conservatives in Michigan are at once proposing to make working-class motherhood more financially challenging while at the same time placing further restrictions on the choice of whether and when to become a mother in the first place.
As a civics/history lesson our family went down to the Capitol on Thursday to see the protests since our district canceled school. I reminded my kids that if we were in some countries, say Egypt or Bahrain, they would have to worry about possibly getting shot.