I can't agree with the Bishops on this part. Are the services moral? If the church believes that the services are immoral, it shouldn't matter that they are available "cheaply" elsewhere. They should preach to their flock (of whicih I am one) that contraception and abortion are wrong and evil -- NOT that their employees can get these services elsewhere while Mother Church averts its eyes!
Otherwise, I like this lawsuit, and I love Cardinal Dolan and Mary Ann Glendon.
Does Canada and the Euro-nations have a mandate for their socialized healthcare? What did/does the Church do in those countries?
I don't see that Glendon is citing the bishops here; sounds more like she is pointing out the transparent falsity of the claim that "women's health" is the issue.
Good point. The public service rationale against the mandate undermines the moral arguments.