Prof. Barbara McGraw recently appeared on the Sunday morning news show for the CW 44cable12, (KBCW-TV) to discuss the issue of religious liberty and the Obama administration's recent decision to no longer mandate religious affiliated employers offer reproductive health services to women, in particular contraceptive coverage, if the medical coverage goes against religious doctrines. Instead, the administration will require insurance companies to provide coverage for services such as contraceptives.
McGraw, who researches church/state issues, religious pluralism and legal issues surrounding religion in politics weighed in on the issue, which continues to be debated by religious groups and politicians. McGraw is the director of the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism at Saint Mary's and is also the author of “Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground: Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in a Pluralistic America.”
The CW station is the network affiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area and as the sister station to CBS-5/KPIX-TV, it shares news programming.