It seems the GOP is behind efforts to permit employers to control whether or no their female employees have access through their health insurance to contraceptive services and prescriptions, access depending on the employer’s religious beliefs.

Let us follow this to its logical conclusion.  Health insurance is part of the wages employees have contracted to have as a condition of employment.  If my employer can dictate that I cannot spend part of that compensation on something to which he or she disagrees religiously, then can that same employer insist that I cannot purchase a bottle of wine for my Thanksgiving dinner?  Can he or she insist that I cannot purchase a cheeseburger because he or she is keeping kosher, and that is not just for observing Jews?  What about any other way in which I want to spend the money I have earned?