Commentary: The Supreme Court needs to rescue birth control access from the Trump administration

View of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court undertook its own version of a partial reopening Monday and gave the public its first chance to listen to a live broadcast of oral arguments. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments on whether the Trump administration went too far in allowing employers to obtain exemptions on religious or moral grounds from a requirement to include contraceptive coverage for women in their insurance plans. But once again, the realities of how employer-based insurance functions seemed lost in the debate.