Michael Medved
The Obama administration’s insistence that Catholic hospitals and clinics must provide contraceptive services, including sterilization and morning-after pills, to all employees at no charge, not only violates religious liberty but also proves that the secular left isn’t really pro-choice at all.

None of the religious institutions now required to pay for these controversial services ever tried to deny their employees a “right to choose”—they just declined to use money donated by fervent believers to underwrite choices which violate traditional teachings. Like the parallel dispute about the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation, it’s not the pro-life side that wants to restrict choice—religious charities just want freedom of conscience to choose those medical procedures they will finance with donations they’ve received.

The Obama administration insists on taking away that freedom—the ultimate anti-choice position.

Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
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