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  •  Here's the point: catholics use birth control in (7+ / 0-)

    the same amount as non-catholics. Nobody talks about it, even the bishops and priests. [What's crazy weird about Santorum is that he actually preaches about birth control, something that every Catholic clergyman knows not to do as they scan the congregation and see mostly families of two and three kids, rather than the six to sixteen that were the norm a generation ago.]

    So the real battle for choice and freedom isn't between the government and the church, it's between the church and its employees: the church is using its power as an employer to increase the cost of birth control over the catholics and non catholics that work in their institutions. It makes as much sense as allowing those institutions to pay less than minimum wage because they fear that actual money will allow employees to buy birth control on their own or maybe indulge in some other sins.

    “Romney’s ‘I’m not concerned with the very poor’ line may be the most idiotic thing a politician has ever said,” The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack tweeted.

    by Inland on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 06:55:47 AM PST

    •  Am I right, gchaucer2? (0+ / 0-)

      “Romney’s ‘I’m not concerned with the very poor’ line may be the most idiotic thing a politician has ever said,” The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack tweeted.

      by Inland on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 07:22:15 AM PST

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