Organic Eden Foods’ quiet right-wing anti-woman agenda

Eden Foods — an organic food company with no shortage of liberal customers — has quietly pursued a decidedly right-wing agenda, suing the Obama administration for exemption from the mandate to cover contraception for its employees under the Affordable Care Act. In court filings, Eden Foods, represented by the conservative Thomas More Law Center, alleges that its rights have been violated under the First Amendment, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.
Eden Foods, which did not respond to a request for comment, says in its filing that the company believes of birth control that “these procedures almost always involve immoral and unnatural practices.” The complaint also says that “Plaintiffs believe that Plan B and ‘ella’ can cause the death of the embryo, which is a person.” (Studies show that neither Plan B nor Ella interfere with fertilization, which is the Catholic definition of the beginning of life, if not the medical one. In other words, not the death of an embryo. Also, at that stage, it’s a zygote, not an embryo — let alone a “person.”) 

Organic Eden Foods’ quiet right-wing anti-woman agenda

Eden Foods — an organic food company with no shortage of liberal customers — has quietly pursued a decidedly right-wing agenda, suing the Obama administration for exemption from the mandate to cover contraception for its employees under the Affordable Care Act. In court filings, Eden Foods, represented by the conservative Thomas More Law Center, alleges that its rights have been violated under the First Amendment, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.

Eden Foods, which did not respond to a request for comment, says in its filing that the company believes of birth control that “these procedures almost always involve immoral and unnatural practices.” The complaint also says that “Plaintiffs believe that Plan B and ‘ella’ can cause the death of the embryo, which is a person.” (Studies show that neither Plan B nor Ella interfere with fertilization, which is the Catholic definition of the beginning of life, if not the medical one. In other words, not the death of an embryo. Also, at that stage, it’s a zygote, not an embryo — let alone a “person.”) 

  1. cyr3n reblogged this from revolutionheart and added:
    wow, what idiots. thanks to birth control pills I was able to avoid expensive invasive surgery and rid myself of cysts....
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    glad i hate soy milk with every fiber of my being
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  9. quantumstarlight reblogged this from kaleandnooch and added:
    Well, that sucks. Luckily I usually buy other brands of soy milk, but still.
  10. kaleandnooch reblogged this from ericmortensen and added:
    This was very upsetting to learn because we buy from Eden frequently since they’re from Michigan (they used to run a...
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  12. njudah reblogged this from slackmistress and added:
    I really really wish my lefty pals in my hometown would pay more attention to this kind of thing. They rip on the idea...
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    Heads up
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  22. empty-yourbottles reblogged this from bobbyphobia and added:
    Whoaaaaa what
  23. bobbyphobia reblogged this from baltimoregal and added:
    Oh for fuck’s sake Edensoy. Eat a belly button.
  24. touchmeordont reblogged this from missbhavens and added:
    Wow
  25. baltimoregal reblogged this from mightyhunter and added:
    DAMN
  26. ventingpolitics reblogged this from ericmortensen and added:
    Of course…
  27. lookouttheleft reblogged this from laughterkey and added:
    This is especially ridiculous given the harmful effects of soy milk to women’s reproductive systems and bodies in...
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