March 31, 2015
by Mark Rienzi Senior Counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
A new complicity argument from opponents of religious liberty?
Well, here’s something I didn’t expect to read about in the New York Times.
You may recall that the Times strongly opposed the efforts by the Green family (who own Hobby Lobby) to avoid paying for abortion-inducing drugs. Hobby Lobby employees, of course, are free to spend their money on these drugs (or anything else) if they want to. But the Greens did not want to be complicit in abortion and therefore asked not to pay for the drugs. The Times derided the Greens’ effort to step aside as trying to “impose their religious views on employees.”