Taxation, Conscientious Objection and Religious Freedom
144 - 153 p.
Conscientious objection, Abortion, Taxation, Democracy, Equality, Obamacare
Is forcing Catholic opponents of abortion to pay taxes for abortion coverage in health plans the same as forcing pacifists to fight? The answer, we’ll see is, is ‘no’, because of the nature of abortion, taxation, and democratic government. We will then examine the implications of these claims for the role of religious bodies in the provision of public services.