Government and "Family Values"

Whose “Family Values”?

The recent decision by the Trump administration allowing businesses and non-profits with “sincerely held religious beliefs” to withhold contraception coverage is another instance of religious intrusion into health care matters and a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Reproductive health should be governed by medical science, the rights of women (and other patients), and other principles consistent with the secular nature of our Constitution. Withholding contraception coverage from all of one’s employees could not be a clearer instance of imposing one’s religious beliefs on others.

Jews of all denominations by the way can be proud of their long support for these principles. We look forward to seeing forthcoming lawsuits from the ACLU, Americans United, and other groups.

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