% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Ford Motor Co. Message Board

  • trackinganalyst66 trackinganalyst66 Feb 20, 2012 11:44 AM Flag

    98%of sexually active Cathloic women use birth control

    "The nonpartisan Guttmacher Institute, which tracks reproductive health in America, reported last year that 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women have used some form of contraception. That figure is not a misprint, and church leaders never mention it. Not even Rick Santorum - who lectures us that sex is moral only in the making of babies - has bothered to dispute it.

    Republicans may want to splash their faces with this cold water: In the newly released New York Times/CBS News poll, when Catholics were asked whether they "support or oppose a recent federal requirement that private health insurance plans cover the full cost of birth control for their female patients," 67 percent voiced support and only 25 percent voiced opposition. They were in sync with swing-voting independents (64-26) and women in general (72-20). And when Catholics were asked, more specifically, whether such a requirement should apply to religiously affiliated hospitals and universities, 57 percent said yes and only 36 percent said no.

    That sentiment should not be a surprise, given the realities of life that have been overlooked in the current uproar. The largest Catholic college in America, DePaul University, routinely offers birth control coverage among its employee benefits. So does Marquette University, in accordance with Wisconsin law. Indeed, 28 states already require that insurance companies cover birth control for all employers; some of those states don't exempt any religious employers, not even churches."

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
12.02+0.05(+0.42%)Oct 21 4:00 PMEDT