A. Barton Hinkle on Conscientious Objection to Mandatory Contraceptive Coverage


Fury has been raining down upon Ken Cuccinelli the past few days, as it often does, writes A. Barton Hinkle. His offense this time was to suggest that those opposed to the contraception mandate in Obamacare should go to jail for their beliefs.

In a talk-radio interview, the Virginia Attorney General—and GOP candidate for governor—cited Lincoln's dictum that the best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it strictly. His local bishop, he said, told him he was willing to go to jail over the matter. "And I said, 'Bishop, don't take this personally: You need to go to jail.'"