Obama's birth-control coverage decision shows special-interest bias
August 05, 2011
Columnist Timothy Carney argues that the decision to require contraceptive coverage in all health-care plans is a prime example of the approach taken by the Obama administration.
Although President Obama promised to guard against the influence of special-interest groups, this decision obviously serves the interests of two such groups: Planned Parenthood and its institutional allies, which distribute contraceptives (and can now bill for them), and the pharmaceutical companies that produce the pills, condoms, and other devices.
Meanwhile, the decision tramples on the rights of those who have moral objections--thus not only offending against the pocketbooks of taxpayers, but also their consciences.
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