The United States Council of Catholic Bishops finds efforts to provide free birth control to women “an affront to their citizenship.” My, my, my. These powerful men feel that the use of contraception is “immoral,” and they are complaining loudly about finding themselves “without choice” in the matter.
The Obama administration’s health plan will expand the availability of birth control to all women by providing free contraception even to those women who receive care in Catholic institutions. Those women who do not want contractive services can simply say no. They will decide for themselves rather than have an elite male hierarchy deciding for them.