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Monday, September 08, 2014

The ongoing assault on contraception, and its worse implications is subject of an SSRN paper.

The download link for interested readers is here. The accompanying screen capture of the item's title and abstract informs readers of what to expect (click the thumbnail to enlarge and read). It is a "law review" genre of writing, with this early mid-item quote [footnotes omitted]:

The bulk of the litigation has focused, not on religiously affiliated employers, but on secular, for-profit corporations. To be clear, the contraceptive challengers are not mom and pop shops. Because the ACA only applies to large employers, they are, by definition, large employers of fifty or more full-time employees. They range from food processing companies with 400 employees to craft stores with 13,000 employees. Some employers challenge the full scope of the contraception benefit, including oral contraceptives and sterilization. Others accept the moral permissibility of contraception generally, but claim that emergency contraception, such as Plan B, is an abortifacient. Advocacy organizations, such as the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, often represent these companies in court. In similar fashion, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops continues to criticize the proposed rule [...]

It is all stuff growing from the Pandora's box Roberts, Scalia and crew released per their Citizens United boneheadedness. Bless them, each and all. Perhaps, even, it might have been less boneheadedness than intentional disruptive mischief.

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