But the religious views of immigrants, many of whom Kaufmann says will come from devout regions of the world, could push the U.S. to the right.
“As the secular regions age and depopulate, they will replenish their workforce with religious immigrants, injecting religion back into society and politics,” Kaufmann wrote.
Republicans could also offset Democrats’ gains through immigration if fertility among conservatives continued to outstrip that of liberals. Family size, which was once a matter of survival, is now a value choice. What do you think? Could the changing demographics of the U.S. push the population further to the right? Join the discussion.
“But if a woman’s employer is a charity or a hospital that has a religious objection to providing contraceptive services as part of their health plan, the insurance company -– not the hospital, not the charity -– will be required to reach out and offer the woman contraceptive care free of charge, without co-pays and without hassles.
By Meghan McCarthy
“And based on yesterday’s reactions from senators and Senate candidates to the Obama administration’s policy requiring some religious institutions to provide coverage for prescription contraceptives, President Obama faces plenty of road mines ahead.”
By Kevin Brennan and Sean Sullivan