You’ve heard about the war on women. Well, fasten your seat belts. Get ready for the war on religion. So they claim.
Yesterday, over 40 Catholic organizations and dioceses – led by New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl – actually sued the Obama administration. Their complaint? That guaranteeing all American women access to birth control as part of their basic health insurance violates the religious freedom of the Catholic Church.
And they are dead wrong. In fact, they’re insane!
How does providing access to birth control interfere with the Catholic Church? It doesn’t force birth control on anybody. It doesn’t require anybody to use birth control. It doesn’t require churches to hand out pills at the communion rail.
Here’s what’s going on. The Catholic Church has failed to make Catholics believe that using birth control is a sin. Ninety-eight percent of Catholic women use birth control. The Catholic Church has failed – so now it wants the government to step in and make the pill unavailable.
Well, that’s not going to happen. The government’s job is to protect women’s health – and not to enforce some stupid, medieval, backwards thinking about birth control.
That’s my parting shot for today.