Six of the sitting Justices on the United States Supreme Court are Catholic. Catholic Church doctrine holds that artificial means of contraception are forbidden. The Supreme Court has on its docket of pending cases several that present the question of whether employers and corporations which oppose contraception on religious grounds (a corporation is a person, my friend, and sometimes a person has religious beliefs), must provide a group health insurance plan or policy which includes coverage for women who elect to use artificial means of contraception.
So far as is known, none of the Catholic Justices has recused himself or herself in any of the cases presenting these issues.
If or as many people have no doubt, when at least 5 of the Catholic Justices vote against artificial contraception in health insurance, and if none of the 5 has recused himself, what if any legitimacy is their decision expected to carry?
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