The Columbia Chronicle

Religious exemption goes too far

February 24, 2014

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion, but in Missouri, Idaho and Arizona, recently proposed bills call into question the limits of that freedom.The pending legislation in these states would allow businesses and health care professionals to deny any medical service if the worker’s religious beliefs oppose it—a measure that runs dangerously close to enfranchising discrimination. Allow...

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