Two Key Questions that Unlock the HHS “compromise” debate

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Do religious-based organizations, such as Catholic hospitals and universities, and businesses owned by devout religious believers including Catholics, Evangelicals, Orthodox Jews, and Muslims, have the right under Obamacare to negotiate an agreement with an insurance company so that the insurance policy the employer offers to its employees does not include contraception, abortion, sterilization, etc.? Does an entrepreneur under Obamacare have a right to create an insurance company that in fact … [Read more...]

The Right Not to Do Wrong and the Politics of Ruse: Matthew Franck on the HHS “accommodation”

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Over at Public Discourse, Matthew J. Franck, the┬áDirector of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution of the Witherspoon Institute, has published a clear and informative account of why President Obama's HHS accommodation is deeply flawed. What I like about Franck's essay is that he addresses some of the objections raised by some defenders of the accommodations on this blog and elsewhere. ┬áHere's an excerpt: As I say, non-religious Americans will not be able to c … [Read more...]


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