Prohibiting access violates others' rights

info@islandpacket.comDecember 28, 2012 

In a recent column, The Heritage Foundation indicates that the Affordable Care Act violates religious freedom.

Companies have employees who have religious objections to free access to abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization procedures, as well as employees who will look forward to having access to these same procedures.

Employees who object do not have to use these benefits, but their objections should not stop other employees who do wish to use these procedures.

Forcing other employees to not have access to procedures they wish to use would be a violation of their freedom, and it is one issue that Americans have always fought to preserve -- the right to select your own medicine and procedures.

We should never allow people to enforce their views on other people.

Frank H. Klipp

Hilton Head Island

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