Dr. Anne Hendershott, professor of Sociology and director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life, writes on several state government retaliations to Trumps attempts at allowing employers to decide whether or not they want to provide birth control.
While the Trump administration is working to fulfill a campaign promise to allow employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to female employees for religious and moral reasons, a growing number of states are implementing so-called “contraceptive equity laws” aimed at retaining state level contraceptive mandates—even if the federal government rescinds them. Unfortunately, some of the governors promoting the contraception mandates are Catholic.
Dr. Anne Hendershott is a professor in the Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is one of the nation’s leading Catholic sociologists. Author of numerous books including The Politics of Abortion (2006), Hendershott currently serves as the Pope John Paul II Fellow in Student Development at the Cardinal Newman Society’s Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education. She regularly writes about Catholic issues for The Wall Street Journal, Catholic World Report, and other secular and religious outlets. She is frequently interviewed by The Washington Times, National Review Online, EWTN Radio Network, and other news outlets.