The contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act continues to cause controversy even after the shaky rollout of healthcare.gov. According to critics, the mandate raises questions about the religious freedom of employers. Specifically, can an employer who provides employee health coverage limit the coverage based on the employer’s religious convictions? Can an entire business have religious conviction? The Supreme Court just announced that they will try to answer these questions. Joining the show this week to discuss the right of corporations to a “religious conscience” is Jonathan Dudley, who has written about the fluid nature of some allegedly timeless – and politically helpful – religious beliefs. He is author of Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics, Yale graduate, and a medical doctor.

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