Liberals want freedom for all Americans.
Conservatives want freedom just for employers (read: those with power).
One popular conservative blogger reinforces my point:
Republicans who believe that contraception should remain a private affair, and that employers and insurers should be free to decide whether to cover contraception for their employees and customers or not. Democrats used Fluke to demand that those choices be stripped from private enterprises and instead be forced by the executive branch to entirely subsidize contraception.How much clearer can this be? Their idea of "freedom," of "choice," doesn't extend to all Americans, just those who do the hiring.
I, like all liberals, believe that what my 19 employees at Daily Kos do with their health care coverage is their business, not mine. In other words, they have the freedom to seek whatever health care services they deem appropriate, and I don't have the right to abridge that freedom (nor would I want to).