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Car Dealership Owner Thinks His Beliefs Trumps His Female Employees’ Beliefs

Earlier this year, Doug Erickson brought suit in federal court to deny emergency contraception for his female employees.  Mr. Erickson is the owner of Hastings Ford and Hastings Chrysler Center.  The conservative Liberty Center handled his law suit.  Here’s a link to an earlier post about the suit.

According to the StarTribune (December 11, 2014), the ruling has come down, and his female employees won’t be getting any emergency contraception. The article states that Mr. Erickson believes that life begins at conception. So, none of his employees regardless of their religious beliefs, will be able to use their medical coverage should they be raped.

If you haven’t been following the latest on the anti-choice front. This is the latest attack. Medical sciences doesn’t support Mr. Erickson’s position. But, people who believe as he does tend to hold that their beliefs trump science. (Just wondering if they’d feel the same way about antibiotics for a bad infection or drugs like Viagra® for men with performance issues.)

Where those holding this position are wanting to move things based on what’s happened in other states, a state constitutional amendment stating that a fertilized egg is a person. This has been rejected, sometimes multiple times, by voters. You can read more about this situation here.

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you may want to take a moment, review your core values and determine if you’d like to give this gentleman any of your hard-earned money.

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