In her latest On the Square column , Elizabeth Scalia laments the government’s attempts to reshape the notion of rights and entitlements:
A big story getting barely any press outside of Catholic media is that the government is getting ready to press ahead with policies intendednote the word, intendedto intrude upon one of the fundamental rights on which the nation was built: the freedom of religion.
Under the 2010 health care law colloquially known as Obamacare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services is determinedly plowing forward with its so-called contraceptive mandateall private health plans are to cover contraception and sterilization as preventive services for women, and the mandate includes individuals and groups with moral or religious objections.
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