At the heart of the so-called Hobby Lobby case before the U.S. Supreme Court is the argument that companies owned by Christian opponents of abortion should not be forced to provide insurance covering certain forms of contraception. It’s a matter of religious freedom, they say.


But there are two fundamental problems with this argument:


1. The claim that certain forms of contraception are abortifacients is not supported by most medical experts.


2. More to the point, why should Christian opponents of abortion be granted an exemption from law on the basis of their religious beliefs? After all, abortion is legal, ...

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At the heart of the so-called Hobby Lobby case before the U.S. Supreme Court is the argument that companies owned by Christian opponents of abortion should not be forced to provide insurance covering certain forms of contraception. It’s a matter of religious freedom, they say.

But there are two fundamental problems with this argument:

1. The claim that certain forms of contraception are abortifacients is not supported by most medical experts.

2. More to the point, why should Christian opponents of abortion be granted an exemption from law on the basis of their religious beliefs? After all, abortion is legal, ...

Read more