In The Atlantic, Rabbi Mitchell Rocklin backs the US Dept. of Health and Human Services initiative to reduce healthcare policy-related conflicts with religious liberty.
HHS took steps to make sure the press conference included a range of voices—not just those of conservative Christians. Asma Uddin, the founder and editor in chief of Altmuslimah, a blog about gender in Islam, praised the new office, noting that “many Muslims, many members of my own community, need respect for modesty, particularly as patients.” Mitchell Rocklin, an Orthodox rabbi on the executive committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, argued that American Jews should be supportive of this initiative. “I think it’s unfortunate that, too often, the issue of religion has become seen as a partisan issue,” he said. “And I hope, and I pray, that the establishment of this new division within HHS will help bring the debate back where it belongs: to one of consensus.”
To read the full article, see The Atlantic.