Fiery 'I'm Going to Educate You': Dana Loesch Takes on Fmr. NOW President Over Hobby Lobby Ruling
The fallout continues on the monumental Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby against ObamaCare. Monday’s 5-4 ruling allowed for some family-owned businesses to opt out of the health care requirement to pay for contraceptives for women.
President of the National Organization for Women, Terry O’Neill, compared the ruling to Jim Crow laws and apartheid in South Africa.
Radio talk show host Dana Loesch and former NOW president, Patricia Ireland got into a heated debate over the issue on last night’s Hannity.
Loesch pointed out that Hobby Lobby was providing 16 of the 20 mandated birth control options to employees who are paid above minimum wage before ObamaCare was passed into law.
She said, “My rights have not changed after this ruling, Sean. And women […] still have access to birth control as provided by Hobby Lobby.”
The company took issue with the morning after pill on religious grounds. But Ireland said she doesn’t believe a for-profit business can have religious views.
Ireland and Loesch then went back-and-forth over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
“I’m sure Patricia is an educated woman, but it does women a disservice when we have women speaking out on this topic and they don’t seem to understand the facts at hand,” Loesch said.
Ireland responded, “I understand completely the facts, I just disagree with your conclusions.”
Loesch shot back, “No, apparently you don’t, so I’m going to educate you.”
Watch the contentious debate above.