Obama administration Solicitor General Don Verrilli told Justice Anthony Kennedy, a likely swing-vote between conservatives and liberals
on the court, that he disagreed with a slippery-slope argument which suggested Obamacare could force companies to pay for abortions.
Verrilli said that argument was irrelevant because federal law doesn’t see ‘emergency contraception’ as equivalent to an abortion, and it doesn’t matter whether the Green family disagrees.
I really like that last part, because it so nakedly reveals the attitude that underlies the Ruling Class belief system in charge of our governance today: It doesn’t matter whether the Green family disagrees.
In fact, the real issue is whether the state can force private individuals and businesses to do things they regard as moral and religious abominations. I’ve pointed out many times that the Supreme Court has, in fact, ruled in favor of laws that infringe on religious freedom, as long as those laws are applied equally to all, whether religious or not.
And my own objection to forcing companies to offer only policies that include contraception revolves around forcing people to buy and sell insurance they don’t need or want.
Either way, I’ll be interested in seeing how this all shakes out.