There is word out that the new health care laws may make birth control free for women. Medical and public health experts support this proposition, stating that "There is clear and incontrovertible evidence that family planning
saves lives and improves
US Catholic Bishops are opposing this, stating that "We don't consider it to be health care, but a lifestyle choice, We think there are other ways to avoid having children than by ingesting
chemicals paid for by health insurance."
This completely kills me. Why, oh WHY, are bishops getting involved? First of all, we know their agenda is to promote more pregnancies (to grow 'the faith'), which is why they oppose condoms, but come on.
This is common sense legislation? As a taxpayer, I would much rather pay lower taxes to pay for birth control, than to pay many more taxes for unwanted children in foster homes, welfare for families who can't afford their many children... the list goes on and on.
I'm pretty sure you all agree, no?
Here's the complete article:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101031/ap_on_he_me/us_birth_control