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CONTRACEPTION: Who is ‘most directly affected’?

Letter by Betty M. Keller, Gig Harbor on Feb. 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 53 Comments »
February 15, 2012 1:16 pm

In deriding the Obama administration for the recent controversy about insurance and contraception, columnist Michael Gerson (a conservative, middle-aged male), stated that the “most directly affected” group in the U.S. had not been consulted (TNT, 2-14).

And who is that “most directly affected” group? Why, the Catholic bishops, of course.

Silly me. I would have thought it was women! To say nothing of their husbands, lovers, families, existing children, etc. But no, a group of religious, older, celibate men are more “directly affected” and should have more say in the matter. A

s a woman, I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry at such opinions.

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