Conservative religious groups, and in particular the Catholic Church, are outraged over President Obama’s decision to require secular institutions run by religious groups to abide by employment laws. In his Jan. 31 column, “Catholics betrayed,” Michael Gerson elaborated on the claim by such groups that this decision radically curtails the freedom of Catholics to practice their religion because it forces them to fund health-care practices that the church deems unacceptable, such as contraception and abortion. Yet the law in question does not force any employee to use such services; it requires only that employer-provided health-care plans not be subject to the approval of the church hierarchy.