The Department of Health and Human Services has included contraceptive coverage as essential preventive care under the Affordable Care Act, while exempting organizations with an explicit religious mission from having to comply. For some, this exemption does not go far enough. But how far can religious right organizations go in denying their employees access to essential preventive care?
Would the Freedom of Choice Act force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions, as Melinda Hennenberger suggests? Unequivocally no.