Talking Points Memo also cites a private poll conducted in August by Democratic pollster Celinda Lake for pro-health care reform organization The Herndon Alliance. This poll shows that the majority of Americans do not think that an exemption for providing birth control should be make on religious grounds. The poll also found that more than half of Catholics polled said that the position of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops on the the new health care law, without the birth control exemption, did not matter to them. Indeed, Public Policy Polling (D) numbers that were commissioned by Planned Parenthood show that “Americans support unfettered access to contraception through Catholic health plans.”
A number of my college students are single mothers, with children ranging in age from birth to six years old; my students were between 15 and 19 when they became pregnant. Certainly they love their kids and take the best care they can of them, as any parent, but early single parenthood has certainly had a decisive effect on my students’ career choices and lives.
We need to make sure that all women including teenagers have access to contraception. It is vital for their health; for their lives.
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