Whose Choice?

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Last night, Michelle Obama explained that her husband “believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care.” With all due respect to the first lady, that’s not the full story, of course. Under “preventative services” regulations borne of the Affordable Care Act, the employers are required to purchase and provide services they morally object to — which includes not just contraception and sterilization services, but abortion-inducing-drug coverage as well. The Department of Justice under this administration is arguing in court that business owners do not have religious-liberty rights as business owners — that’s her husband’s policy. Under the Obama administration, “freedom” is forcing Americans to choose between their religious liberty and their livelihoods and insisting that religious institutions make a choice between integrity and service; “freedom” is a radical ideology, the institutionalization of the sexual revolution by government diktat; “freedom” isn’t freedom any more at all.

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