Thursday, March 01, 2012
Can Religious Freedom in America Survive?
As we all know, President Obama’s health care law will mandate that religious hospitals, charities, and schools abandon the tenets of their faiths and provide their employees insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization. This anti-conscience mandate is but the latest assault on liberty Obamacare has ushered in. Its shock waves are reverberating across the country, waking Americans to the fact that our first freedom — religious liberty — will be the first to fall now that the federal government has unfettered control over the country’s health care system...
(Mike Brownfield, "Two Centuries of Religious Freedom Rolled Back," The Foundry, Heritage Foundation, March 1)
Brownfield's article is a good one and deserves to be read in full. You'll find that it makes a superb prelude to the Vital Signs Blog post about conscience protection which immediately follows.