Contraceptives, Obamacare and Religious Freedom

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Religious organizations are fighting some mandates of the Affordable Care Act, but it's not about cost. It's about moral objections to contraception. Obamacare requires employer-provided insurance to pay for contraceptives, including the morning after pill, so women can get them for free. For the past year, religious organizations, family-owned businesses and others have claimed that violates their religious freedom. After lawsuits and public outcry, the Administration has offered exemptions it says will serve women's health needs and religious liberty at the same time. We update a controversy that might end up in the US Supreme Court.

Credits

Guests:
Noam Levey - Los Angeles Times - @NoamLevey , Sharon Levin - National Women's Law Center - @SLevinWashDC, Kyle Duncan - Becket Fund for Religious Liberty - @TheBecketFund, Frederick Gedicks - Brigham Young University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis