In the latest debate ignited by the Supreme Court’s decision to take up a challenge regarding Obamacare’s contraceptive coverage mandate, Sandra Fluke dismantled the conservative idea that “corporations are people.”
Fluke appeared on MSNBC’s ‘All In With Chris Hayes’ Tuesday and squared off against the Washington Examiner’s Timothy Carney on whether or not employers should be exempted from the contraception mandate due to religious beliefs.
Carney, continuously argued employers’ religious liberties were being infringed:
“Barack Obama has his own sexual morality, I have my own, they follow the Catholic teaching. That’s great, this is a free country. I don’t think Barack Obama should get to impose this morality on me the second I go into business," he said.
But Fluke fired back by breaking down the “corporations are people” argument, adding companies shouldn’t be allowed to choose which laws they get to comply with.
“Our belief in this society has always been that we protect the liberty of individuals in their private lives, but that when you cross that line and go into the publics sphere and decide you want to operate as a company, make a profit off the public, you need to abide by public’s laws,” she said.
Fluke, a former Georgetown University Law student and now first made headlines in 2012 when she was denied to testify on a Republican panel on health insurance coverage for birth control.
Sources: Huffington Post, Mediaite