Reverend William E. Lori, spokesman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, recently argued before Congress that “contraception is no more essential to women than a ham sandwich.” Seriously? There are 62 million U.S. women in their childbearing years (ages 15 to 44). Seven in 10 women of reproductive age (43 million women) are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, but could become pregnant if they and their partners fail to use a contraceptive method. As preventive health care, birth control works. Not sure what ham sandwiches do, but if that kind of ludicrous testimony outrages you too, consider joining The Center for Reproductive Rights’ efforts to protect the separation between church and state.
June 12, 2012 by