Or put bluntly, the government mandate to violate your conscience.
As they say in politics, the optics are bad in this one.
The basic mandate that employers with religious objections to the HHS contraceptive coverage still have to comply or pay punitive fines still stands. The latest fig leaf changes little, but it took a few days to wade through the dense and convoluted legalese the government issued to essentially say ‘we’re not willing to budge, more than an inch.’
Let’s count the ways…
The Department of Health and Human Services, which is taking on an Orwellian context come to think of it, has just added a new twist to healthcare law.
As long as current abortion law is on the books as legalized in the Roe v. Wade decision, it may be providing some new strength to the legal case for conscience protection in health care. Really.