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Patrick Reilly and Rick Garnett mix it up over how best to respond to the aggressive way that Kathleen Sebelius at the Department of Health and Human Services has crafted regulations that stipulate what employers must include in the health insurance policies they provide. The long and the short of it is that the regulations require payments for contraception, day-after pills, and other drugs and procedures that are contrary to Catholic moral doctrine.

Catholic and other religious institutions have pushed back, asking for revisions, the details of which get us pretty deep into the legal weeds. You know that you’re on to something serious when the conversation turns on how to interpret and apply section 414(e) of the federal tax code! In any event, check out the back-and-forth at Mirror of Justice .

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