The Catholic Church has led opposition to the HHS mandate that employers facilitate insurance coverage for contraceptives, abortion-causing drugs, and sterilizations even when such coverage violates deeply-held religious beliefs. Some have argued that opponents of this mandate are waging a "war on women." In fact, the mandate violates religious liberty protections that until recently have enjoyed broad, bipartisan support, and Catholic women are not fair-weather believers willing to trade away limits on their religious freedom. The Text of the Lecture
BIO: Kim Daniels is coordinator of Catholic Voices USA and an attorney whose practice has focused on religious liberty issues, particularly rights of conscience in health care. Kim and her husband have six school-age children and are active members of their parish in Bethesda, Maryland. She's a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School.