The five right-wingers on the U.S. Supreme Court may soon recognize the “religious freedom” of corporations so that these artificial constructs can then dictate to female human citizens restrictions on the kinds of contraceptives that they can get through their work-place health insurance plans.
That may sound crazy but some court watchers believe that
the Right-Wing Five will follow the logic of their
“corporations-are-people” theories to this next nutty conclusion. After
all, if corporations have First Amendment rights of “free speech” when
they are financing political propaganda to influence the outcome of U.S.
elections, there is a consistency – albeit a bizarre one – to extending
to corporations the First Amendment’s “religious freedom.”
Already unlimited corporate money in campaigns has drowned
out regular human citizens in terms of who (or what) has the bigger
say in the outcome of elections, so why shouldn’t the religious choices
of corporations override the personal and moral judgments of people who
work for the corporations?