For a year, we’ve been reporting on the HHS Mandate that threatens to force many employers to violate their deeply held convictions and fully subsidize contraception, sterilization services, and even abortion-inducing medication. Any of us who hoped that November would remove the cause for concern now face the fact that 2013 is the year the law becomes reality.
Many have framed this as a women’s-right-to-access issue. Let’s be clear: no one is trying to restrict access to contraception, morning after pills and Ella. They are already available and affordable. The real is that the government wants to force employers, regardless of personal conviction, to fully pay for them.
If you are one of those employers—either for-profit on non-profit—it’s time to consider jumping in. This weekend, Matt Bowman of the Alliance Defending Freedom and Emily Hardman of the Beckett Fund give the full update on HHS on BreakPoint this Week. Be sure to listen on radio or at BreakPoint.org. For the Point, I’m John Stonestreet.