Contraceptives and Catholic hospitals: The primary issue is Obamacare, not the First Amendment

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February 14, 2012
Tenth Amendment Center
by Rob Natelson  
Posted in Commentary

"Does the mandate forcing Catholic hospitals to offer abortifacients and contraception violate the First Amendment? The surprising answer is: Probably not. True, there are serious moral and political issues inherent in requiring religious institutions to offer 'treatments' they find theologically offensive. But, despite the claims of many Catholic and conservative commentators, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule probably doesn’t violate the freedom of religion clauses of the First Amendment, at least as currently interpreted." (02/13/120  

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