Thursday, February 09, 2012

On trumping the First Amendment

The New York Times has a "debate" today on the mandated provision of contraceptive (and eventually, no doubt, abortion) services by religious institutions for whom this is anathema. Curiously, all three participants basically agree that the Catholic bishops are wrong. (That's some kind of debate!) I was particularly caught by this introductory squib:

Greenhouse: Catholics are claiming a special right to conscience that trumps law.
Um ... isn't it called the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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