It violates the First Amendment and the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
(published in The Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2012)
By David B. Rivkin and Edward Whelan
Last Friday, the White House announced that it would revise the controversial ObamaCare birth-control mandate to address religious-liberty concerns. Its proposed modifications are a farce.
The Department of Health and Human Services would still require employers with religious objections to select an insurance company to provide contraceptives and drugs that induce abortions to its employees. The employers would pay for the drugs through higher premiums. For those employers that self-insure, like the Archdiocese of Washington, the farce is even more blatant.