If there were a Pulitzer Prize for headlines, the lead editorial in today's Wall Street Journal, "Immaculate Contraception," would just have won it. But the analysis the editorial presents is even more arresting.
"The White House wants to impose its birth-control ideology on all Americans," the editorial asserts, "including those for whom sponsoring or subsidizing such services violates their moral conscience. The White House also wants to avoid a political backlash from this blow to religious freedom. These goals are irreconcilable.
'So you almost have to admire the absurdity of the new plan President Obama floated yesterday: The government will now write a rule that says the best things in life are 'free,' including contraception. Thus a political mandate will be compounded by an uneconomic one—in other words, behold the soul of ObamaCare."
Behold its soul indeed.
ObamaCare delenda est.