Obama’s so-called “accommodation” changes nothing of moral substance and fails to remove the assault on religious liberty and the rights of conscience.

It is no answer to respond that the religious employers are not “paying” for this aspect of the insurance coverage.  For one thing, it is unrealistic to suggest that insurance companies will not pass the costs of these additional services on to the purchasers.  More importantly, abortion-drugs, sterilizations, and contraceptives are a necessary feature of the policy purchased by the religious institution or believing individual.  They will only be made available to those who are insured under such policy, by virtue of the terms of the policy.

It is morally obtuse for the administration to suggest (as it does) that this is a meaningful accommodation of religious liberty because the insurance company will be the one to inform the employee that she is entitled to the embryo-destroying “five day after pill” pursuant to the insurance contract purchased by the religious employer.

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Editor’s note: Obama and his entire administration are real Philistines when it comes to religious matters! Look for him to take a big fall … just like Goliath, another famous Philistine … come November.

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