Via Weekly Standard:
On Tuesday, Senate Democrats introduced a bill that would force Christians and other conscientious objectors to pay for drugs and devices, including the “week-after” pill, that may kill human embryos.
The new bill was drafted in response to Supreme Court’s ruling last week that Obamacare’s so-called contraceptive mandate as applied to family-owned religious businesses was a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Democrats’ legislation would strip away the religious freedom law’s protections for Americans who provide health benefits to their employees.
The text of the bill states that an employer-sponsored health insurance plan shall not exclude “coverage of a specific health care item or service with respect to such employees (or dependents) where the coverage of such item or service is required under any provision of Federal law or the regulations promulgated thereunder” and that the new law would “apply notwithstanding any other provision of Federal law, including Public Law 103–141 [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act].”