The right’s war on contraception isn’t about protecting religious freedoms, it’s about controlling women’s lives. How do we know? Members of Congress have taken to flat-out lying on the House floor with claims that the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage rule would require employers to cover pills that cause abortions. The Catholic Church openly acknowledges its end goal in picking this fight is to take out contraceptive coverage for all Americans, regardless of faith.
Launching an assault on women’s health and grounding that campaign in lies is beyond unacceptable and it hardly constitutes governing.
Here’s a great rundown of the facts and issues of this contraception debate. There’s also a video and a petition to make it clear to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, John Boehner and every other politician playing games women’s lives. We can’t let these politicians spread lies that can cost women’s lives.
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