Thursday, February 9, 2012

David Frum on the contraception fight

If the audience is paying attention, for example, it will notice that Republicans are not proposing to allow employers and plans to refuse to cover blood transfusions if they conscientiously object to them (although there are religious groups that do). Or vaccinations (although there are individuals who conscientiously object to those as well). Or medicines derived from animal experimentation. (Ditto.)

No, Marco Rubio's Religious Freedom Restoration bill provides for one conscientious exemption only: contraception and sterilization. 

1 comment:

Monkey RobbL said...

As much as it pains me (and OH, does it ever pain me) to agree with David Frum, he's right about the problem. It's one thing to focus the "example" on the contraception piece, if it paints the picture of the problem most clearly. But the "solution", if it is to be truly constitutional, should allow for a much broader set of conscience-based exceptions.

But that would be principled, which is more than we can expect of our politicians.