One of the more intriguing elements of this article is the honesty with which it's written:
. But a case now making its way through the California courts raises the question whether state Democratic leaders are going beyond policy disagreements to target the religious practices of Catholic organizations.
In 1999, at the bidding of Planned Parenthood of California, the Democratic-controlled Legislature passed the Women's Contraceptive Equity Act, co-authored by Assembly Speaker Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) and Sen. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough), requiring religious charities, hospitals and colleges to provide contraceptive benefits to their employees. Last July, Catholic Charities of California sued on freedom-of-religion grounds, contending that it should not be forced to provide birth-control devices if, as a religious institution, it chooses not to.
Did you catch that...at the bidding of Planned Parenthood? Surprising to find such wording in the LA Times, but how true it is, how true.