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RE: ‘Reporting’ on the Conscience Rules


Yuval, my wife noticed that the Washington Post did the same thing with scare quotes in their story. As she pointed out, they don’t put scare quotes around the phrase “conscientious objector” even though for all intents and purposes we’re talking about protecting the same religious rights of conscience. But apparently in the media’s eyes, a Mennonite who doesn’t want to go to war in a time of national crisis has rights, but a Catholic pharmacist who refuses to fill presciptions for abortifacients has “rights.”