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Instead of Catholics and contraception, think of Scientologists and mental-health services

If you think the ObamaCare rule requiring Catholic institutions (with some exceptions) to provide coverage for contraception in their health plans is an unconstitutional attack on religion, think again.

Imagine, if you will, that an institution run by Scientologists chose to deny its non-Scientologist employees coverage for mental-health services. Would the ObamaCare rule be unconstitutional in a case like that?

Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune envisions just such a scenario in THIS PROVOCATIVE PIECE about the current controversy regarding Catholic institutions.

By the way, I can also imagine situations in which Islamic institutions might want to deny certain kinds of health-care coverage to its non-Muslim employees, especially the women. Would the right-wingers be as enraged in such a case as they are with the ObamaCare rule as applied to Catholic institutions? I doubt it.

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