“The question before the Supreme Court is whether the Greens and their businesses can even raise a religious moral objection to paying for these drugs and devices. The federal government says no: In its view, for-profit businesses do not have consciences and thus cannot engage in the religious exercise of making a conscientious objection. At the core of the Hobby Lobby case is the idea that the Greens should be able to operate their own private family business according to their own deeply held convictions. At the core of the government’s case is the idea that the government itself is the only arbiter of conscience rights.
One need look only as far as the proliferation of “corporate responsibility” campaigns to see that most Americans believe in corporate conscience.”
"Day in and day out in the United States, countless businesses support local charitable efforts and attempt to be “good corporate citizens.” Starbucks uses only fair-trade coffee. De Beers says it won’t sell blood diamonds. FedEx uses hybrid delivery vehicles. Presumably they deem this to be good business as well as good practice. Far from presuming that businesses are inherently amoral, the law also reflects our society’s concern that businesses use their consciences. We convict corporations of frauds and other crimes. We regulate with whom they can do business. And we strictly regulate how they can treat their workers, shareholders, and other stakeholders.
If we want businesses to be responsible for their actions, they must be treated as having some moral agency.
The simple truth is that if we want businesses, incorporated or not, to be responsible for their actions, they must be treated as having some moral agency.”