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Some (considered) fixes to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Some (considered) fixes to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

When the Supreme Court unwisely ruled that some companies can decline on religious grounds to cover contraceptives in their employee health plans, it was interpreting not the 1st Amendment but a federal statute, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. That means Congress has the authority to revisit and change the 1993 law. It can and should do so, not just to overrule the court's decision as it affects healthcare for women but also to address other possible consequences of the majority's expansive holding that for-profit corporations are “persons” that can raise religious objections to complying with a host of laws. But haste in responding to the decision makes...

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