Krauthammer on Catholic Lawsuit
Is the Catholic Church lawsuit over the Obama Administration's crackdown on religious freedom a big deal? Charles Krauthammer says it is.
On Monday, 43 different Catholic dioceses, schools, hospitals, social service agencies, and other religiously affiliated organizations filed a dozen different federal lawsuits against the Obama administration in response to the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that religious institutions are required to cover contraception in employee health plans.
The church framed the fight as an issue of religious freedom rather than about contraception itself by saying that the First Amendment protected religious institutions from providing a service that violates their religious beliefs.