The Corner

Re: Hillary Clinton’s Pernicious Nonsense

Jonah, Clinton also falsely suggested that Hobby Lobby does not cover contraception. It does.

But there’s another point worth making here. Her husband did not just sign the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that was the basis for the Supreme Court’s decision. It also put forward a health-care plan that included much more sweeping conscience protections for employers than the one the Court just put in place: ”Nothing in this title shall be construed to . . . prevent any employer from contributing to the purchase of a standard benefits package which excludes coverage of abortion or other services, if the employer objects to such services on the basis of a religious belief or moral conviction.” Now we’re supposed to believe that favoring a weaker conscience protection makes you the American equivalent of the Taliban.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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