March 19, 2012

HHS Expands Unconstitutional Birth Control Mandate


by Guy Benson

...Not only must all universities now provide insurance plans that cover "free" birth control to their employees, they are also required to do the same for students. Perhaps we should call this latest maneuver 'the Sandra Fluke provision.' Note how Kathleen Sebelius goes out of her way to advance the specious argument that the White House's "accommodation" for religious employers provides a meaningful escape hatch from the policy. It does not. Religious employers and institutions are still forced to pay for insurance packages that must cover birth control at no charge. The US Catholic Bishops aren't fooled by this clumsy attempt at misdirection and remain dead-set against the mandate and its phony religious liberty "protections:"...

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