Catholic Vote’s ad targeting Catholic legislators who may support O’s assault on the first amendment

Roy Cordato / Senior Economist and Resident Scholar

Roy Cordato is Senior Economist and Resident Scholar at the John Locke Foundation. From January 2001 to March 2017, he held the position of Vice President for Research at the ...

Reader Comments

  • I couldn’t agree with you more on this, Roy. However, I see that not all of your fellow Catholics share your view and that of the makers of this video clip.

    POLL: MAJORITY OF CATHOLICS SUPPORT REQUIRING HEALTH PLANS TO PROVIDE CONTRACEPTION: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/02/07/420436/poll-majority-of-catholics-support-requiring-health-plans-to-provide-contraception/

    I know people are loose with describing themselves as Catholic. However, the results are disconcerting to say the least.

  • Roy Cordato

    Fergus, I do assume you realize that the question asked in the poll is not the relevant one. It does not ask whether people support forcing religious institutions to purchase health insurance plans that violate their religious beliefs. The fact that a Catholic may support a mandate that health insurance plans include contraceptives says nothing about whether that same person would support forcing the Catholic church to purchase that insurance for its employees in violation of their beliefs.

  • It is the relevant question. You would simply rephrase it to highlight the impact you have the problem with:

    “All employers should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost.”

    The question says “all employers” and nothing about exceptions for religious organizations.