Or, rather ... It's about as controversial as breathing.
Use of contraception is almost universal among sexually-active Americans. No, contraception does not get used all of the time. But close to 100% percent of sexually active Americans use it or have used it for birth control and/or to prevent sexually-transmitted disease.
There is no controversy ...
This is the Republican Party and their media allies stirring up a groundless hit against Barack Obama in an election year.
I hope I'm clear on that, because ...
Guess what? There is no controversy about abortion ripping our nation apart either. Fully 83% of Americans believe that there are some circumstances under which the law should allow women to choose to have an abortion. Those who completely oppose it are a tiny minority.
And support for abortion rights is generally rising:
So if contraception and abortion really aren't controversial topics, what's it all about?
It's about clever mis-direction on the part of political and media elites that are designed to stir up so much dust that the real issues don't get discussed during an election year.
It's not about contraception.
It's about the one-percent.