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Wheaton College Backs, Rabbi Blasts Birth-Control Fight

posted on July 19, 2012

Wheaton College, “an institution so strictly Protestant it has no Catholic faculty,” has joined The Catholic University of America in a lawsuit to block the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, reports Cathy Lynn Grossman for USA Today. However, Grossman writes, Orthodox Rabbi Arthur Waskow has “flip[ped] the religious freedom argument … [arguing] that it’s the bishops who are stomping on other folks’ freedom of conscience.” In a recent letter, Waskow states, “Claiming this program violates religious freedom is an Orwellian perversion of thought–attacking religious freedom in the guise of defending it.”

Read at USA Today