Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Pill, the Pox and the Limits of Religious Freedom

What about today’s controversy? There is no epidemic threatening us enough to warrant major new limits on religious liberty. But consider that Catholic business owner fighting not to offer health insurance that covers birth control pills: suppose the public agrees that it is in his right to deny this to his female employees. Would we feel the same way about, say, a successful Christian Scientist CEO who decides not to offer any health insurance to his employees?


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