The best reader comments in response to our Your Take call on the health care mandate and the Supreme Court.

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How do you think the Supreme Court should rule in cases that challenge the Obamacare contraception mandate? That's what we asked Tuesday, when opening arguments were presented before the high court, and you weren't shy about sending us your opinions.

The majority of readers who responded say the mandate should be supported. And that opinion also reflects a broader national conversation. According to a CBS poll conducted this month, 51% of Americans think companies and non-religious organizations should have to follow the mandate and provide contraception coverage for employees. Only 42% say those organizations should be able to opt out.

Take a more detailed look at the national conversation in the graphics above. Below, take a look at what our readers had to say, and jump into the conversation with interactives including a wedgie and informal poll:

First, I wonder why we don't have these controversial discussions about men's health care. The Supreme Court should deny Hobby Lobby's petition. If they affirm it, we'll all be subject to exclusions of health care based on dubious claims of "religious freedom." And why should an employer's religious freedom trump the freedoms of any of his employees? Is an employer's freedom more precious than a female employee's or that of herfamily? If so, what does that say about this precious constitutional protection? That it only applies to those who employ and not to the employed?

—Peggy Bamber

Rule in favor of a private business's right to free religious expression, but not a publicly traded business.

—@columbanus38

Unless you're a non-profit, religious organization, you abide by the corporate for-profit rules detailed in the Affordable Care Act.

—Holly Glaser

If a pregnancy becomes a tragedy, where mother and/or baby are seriously harmed or die, and the mother wanted to use a method of birth control or abortion not endorsed by her employer but could not afford it, is the employer responsible for providing lifetime care for the disabled mother or child?

—Greg Brown

A corporation is made up of citizens, and citizens have religious rights. Hobby Lobby is not stating it will not provide funding for contraceptives in general, just certain types that result in a type of abortion by the owners' religious standards. You do not have to be a church to practice freedom of religion.

—D.W. Yarbrough

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia warned in 1990 that liberally granting religious exemptions from laws "would be courting anarchy."

—Christopher Kurz

Repeal the whole thing!

—Scott Gregory

I would differentiate between publicly and privately held corporations. Family-owned should be able to opt out for religion.

—@RonRunsvold

It's a ridiculous mandate that shouldn't exist in the first place, but let employers decide which contraception methods to cover.

—@RBoushell

Conestoga, Hobby Lobby and their supporters have shown true, DEEP misunderstanding by calling the morning-after pill and the IUD abortifacients. It is simply an indisputable hard fact that they are not. The health care law isn't forcing anyone to kill babies or to pay for others to do so.

—Robert Tucker

I think Hobby Lobby should win it.

—William Jay Nelson

I see no reason why my employer should have any say in what medications my doctor prescribes for me. They also have no say in how I choose to plan my family.

—Nancy Benefiel

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