The Hobby Lobby decision has become the cultural flashpoint of the moment. As the ruling continues to divide the nation, Democrats in Congress had drafted a bill they plan to bring to the Senate floor as early as next week that would override the Supreme Court decision. Essentially, the bill would require for-profit businesses to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act, reports the New York Times. The chance that it’ll survive a House vote is slim.
The impact of the Supreme Court decision has been dissected and analyzed endlessly, but less certain is how the decision will play out politically. There's already talk that the Democrats want to use the Hobby Lobby decision to get women voters out to vote--the demographic most angered by the ruling.
Is it enough of a rallying point? Or would the decision become too much of a distant memory by the November midterm elections?
Jonathan Wilcox, Republican Strategist; former speech writer for Governor Pete Wilson
Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist; former senior Obama advisor in 2008, who now runs the Los Angeles office for the Dewey Square Group