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Church-state separation, healthcare policy, and religious liberty

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This paper sketches a framework for the separation of church and state and, with the framework in view, indicates why a government’s maintaining such separation poses challenges for balancing two major democratic ideals: preserving equality before the law and protecting liberty, including religious liberty. The challenge is particularly complex where healthcare is either provided or regulated by government. The contemporary problem in question here is the contraception coverage requirement in...

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Institution:
University of Notre Dame
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-23
Publication date:
2014-06-05
ISSN:
2051-655X
URN:
uuid:7496c22a-7f11-4ff2-a3ab-2130e6419fd9
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ora:8802

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