My colleague Jamie Manson cites a piece from "PBS Newshour" in her blog post today alerting NCR readers that the "Bishops' expansion of conscience exemptions is broader than we think."
While much of the reporting on this issue has been problematic, here are some other pieces that do a good job of honestly exploring this issue:
- From Mother Jones magazine: "Most of Obama's 'Controversial' Birth Control Rule Was Law During Bush Years"
- From NPR's Morning Edition: "Rules Requiring Contraceptive Coverage Have Been In Force For Years"
- From NCR: Santa Clara University Ethics Director David DeCosse on how the "Bishops' conscience model makes light of practical reason"
But some of the greatest wisdom I've read on the topic is to be found in the comments from many loyal and long-time NCR readers and subscribers who commented on yesterday's editorial about this matter. I urge you to find the time to read them.