August 1: The day the U.S. definition of religious freedom changes

Published: Saturday, July 28 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: On August 1st, the Department of Health and Human Services mandates for access to abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization go into effect. Many remain concerned that the religious exceptions remain weak and under-specified:

"I feel we’re all Catholic today," Mitt Romney said at a campaign event last week in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was talking about religious freedom and the narrow exceptions the White House has carved out for religious organizations in the wake of the Department of Health and Human Services mandate requiring coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception.

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