Fun with Corporate Conscience Clauses

Fun with Corporate Conscience Clauses

Read at the NYTimes

The Supreme Court heard the Hobby Lobby Case last week. Hobby Lobby has been very vocal about their opposition to the birth control mandate ever since the Affordable Care Act became law. I drew another cartoon about that over two years ago.

A for-profit company that employs the general public has no business imposing its owners’ religious beliefs onto its employees. But the Supreme Court loves corporate persons more than flesh and blood persons, so Hobby Lobby’s employees should probably read up on the rhythm method.

Theocalypse Now

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We’re in what seems like the millionth month of this culture war bullshit. And that’s all it is. No one under 40 is debating the merits of birth control. The olds are having this debate because they don’t like the idea of relatively young folks doin’ it with (safe, and relatively consequence-free) abandon.  Maybe, and only maybe, a few dum-dums are arguing about abortifacients and abortion, and conflating them with contraception. But I don’t spend my time trying to figure out what’s going on in the minds of idiots.

Sorry there was no BFW last week. I sprained my ankle and had to spend a day figuring out my insurance stuff. I also couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Louis CK and Jim Gaffigan for the first time live, so my week was cut short.

Contraception Objections

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I can’t believe this contraception nonsense lasted for another week. The GOP is seriously alienating women and dudes who like sex more than babies, so that pretty much covers anyone whose parts haven’t atrophied with age.

And a couple hours before I posted this, Oklahoma marched closer towards becoming first in the nation to recognize zygote-personhood. This is even more ridiculous than embryonic personhood because a zygote is just a fertilized egg. An embryo requires at least that single-celled byproduct of fucking to divide on its own.

Hopefully the news cycle shifts from contraception soon, because I’m getting tired of commenting on this shit. It’s not the fifties, you know.

Birth Control Alternatives

Birth Control Alternatives
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I have a condition that causes me to point and shout “BABY SAFE HAVEN!” whenever I see one of those signs. I do the same for “MOOSE CROSSING” signs, but those never show up while I’m walking on a crowded sidewalk.

I watched Eraserhead again right before drawing this. In addition to getting a comic strip panel out of it, I’m pretty sure I have this year’s Halloween costume figured out.

BOSTON: 2 weeks until the slideshow with Keef! Be there, or be forever shitty!

Next Week: Town Hall Smack Down!