Debra J. Saunders

Supporters claim that the mandate is no big deal because 90 percent of Catholics practice birth control in violation of church doctrine. That tells me that there never was an access problem.

But there is a "choice" problem. In a raw exercise of power, the Obama administration has decreed that religious organizations must reject their deeply held beliefs and hand out Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives -- including the morning-after pill.

Said Richard Doerflinger of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, "We used to say that if you're pro-choice, you should support conscience clauses."

Now it turns out that Americans of all religious persuasions are free to choose, as long as they choose to agree with Obama.


Debra J. Saunders


 
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