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Attorney follows his conscience to protect right of others to do the same

Published: Friday, Aug. 10 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

Mr. Hasson is undeniably a man of conviction and I am sure a great human being.

It seems to me, however, that he is using his right to be wrong. Suing the Federal Government on behalf of those religion institutions is a contradiction of his own belief:

"Hasson elaborates that giving people the freedom to follow the dictates of their conscience and exercise their faith, as long as it doesn't threaten public health, safety or morals, is critical for a pluralistic society to peacefully function."

All citizens should be able to have access to all benefits and privileges of the law. If a woman works in a Catholic University and she is faced with the dilemma to use or not to use those benefits, i.e contraception, abortion, it should be her decision according to the dictates of her conscience as Mr. Hasson claims, not the decision of her employers who prevent her ability to make "a mistake" by limiting her health insurance options.

oneheart
WEST JORDAN, UT

I don't think a doctor or a religious leader should be forced into performing a service that goes against their beliefs whether they be religious or of personal moral choice.

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

"All citizens should be able to have access to all benefits and privileges of the law. If a woman works in a Catholic University and she is faced with the dilemma to use or not to use those benefits, i.e contraception, abortion, it should be her decision according to the dictates of her conscience ..." Exactly right. When we talk of religious liberty, this often means the ability of religious hierarchies to throw their considerable weights around, not the rights of the individual.

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