Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor has issued an order blocking the implementation of Obamacare’s requirement that employers–even those with religious objections–must provide their employees insurance that covers birth control and morning after pills. The stay is temporary, but it’s an important development.
Some will be surprised that Justice Sotomayor made this move. “Isn’t she one of the liberals?” But liberal judges too can follow the Constitution. Besides, I have never understood the connection between liberalism and supporting abortion. Liberal rhetoric is all about helping the poor, the weak, and the marginalized, while ignoring the poorest, the weakest, and the most marginalized of all, namely, the infant in the womb.
I would think there would be many more pro-life liberals than there are. It’s hard for me to take pro-abortion liberals seriously, given that massive inconsistency. [Read more…]