There's still an easy way to get contraception from Hobby Lobby -- but it's NSFW

A porn star gets crafty to circumvent the disastrous SCOTUS ruling

Published July 9, 2014 3:22PM (EDT)

                         (AP/Tony Gutierrez)
(AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Just when it began to seem as if there might be little hope for Hobby Lobby employees to receive all contraceptive coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act, one woman has given us all a reason to believe again. Her name is Ela Darling, and she's a rising ladies' porn star.

Darling stars in "How to Get Contraception From Hobby Lobby," a new X-rated short video for the pornography website -- otherwise known as "the team behind SpongeKnob SquareNuts" -- which spoofs the Supreme Court's recent decision to "protect" the craft supply corporation's religious freedom. The performer teamed up with director Justin Donaldson (of Funny or Die) to illustrate how the court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. doesn't condone the corporation's choice to provide just 16 forms of contraception, as it might seem.

No, no -- in fact, the clip shows that the decision actually protects Hobby Lobby's religious right to provide 17 different forms of contraception, the last of which isn't mandated by the ACA -- but it is readily available  at a Hobby Lobby near you! Just glue together some popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners and sparkly bits of fuzz the way Darling does and you'll have yourself some homemade birth control.

Needless to say, Darling's parody is not the most discerning response to the Hobby Lobby ruling. Additionally, it's important to remember that the ramifications of SCOTUS' decision are no laughing matter. But, given the sheer absurdity of favoring a corporation's religious freedom over the rights of actual human beings, maybe some silly porn is exactly the right response.

Watch the spoof here. (NSFW)

By Jenny Kutner

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