Well, I’ve been talking about the terrible threat to religious freedom from the decision of the Obama administration to mandate coverage of contraception even by organizations with religious objections. Here’s why it’s such a bad idea:
First, it’s not a partisan issue. Commentators like Michael Gerson on the political right and E. J. Dionne on the left have both denounced the decision as an assault on religious freedom. Second, there was no compromise, despite what HHS claims. Rather, groups were given an additional year to violate their religious conscience. Third, both Catholic and Protestant employers will be forced to violate their conscience. And, coverage includes drugs which may cause abortions. And finally, the exemptions were far too narrow.