Albert Mohler: A Clear and Welcome Change to the Contraception Mandate
You may have missed a very important announcement from the Trump administration on the so-called contraception mandate from the Affordable Care Act. The administration is now making extremely clear that religious employers and specifically Christian organizations cannot be required to violate conscience in the contraceptive mandate. That mandate from the Obama administration was so draconian that even some Christian ministries were ordered to comply against their own convictions—paying for contraception for all—including forms of contraception that many believe will contribute to, or cause, an abortion. The government does have so many means at its disposal whereby it could provide this kind of contraception coverage. Requiring it of religious employers was a deliberate slap in the face, a clear violation of religious liberty. The wheels of justice grind slowly, but the “contraception mandate” is finally gone.