Yes, yes, yes the Catholic Bishops would love to abolish all artificial birth-control, but this is not their end game right now with their high-profile "War on Religion" attack on Pres Obama. After all, 28 states do have contraception-coverage mandates in their regulations for health care insurers, but the bishops didn't gnash their teeth, rend their garments and make pronouncements of doom upon the governors and legislatures of these states. And, as many diaries pointed out, several large Catholic institutions have contraceptive coverage in their health plans as well, including DePaul University of Chicago. I also saw comments that wondered why the American Catholic hierarchy seems to have "turned" on President Obama after being so supportive of him in other areas. I think a political decision was made to "turn" on Obama to help defeat him in his reelection bid. I think the bishops are frightened to death that, in his second term, he will have one or more SCOTUS judges to appoint, which would further protect Roe from being overturned. Look at what SCOTUS is doing right now....rehearing "settled" issues like the Voting Rights Act and Affirmative Action. Is it too much to think the conservatives would like another shot at Roe? But overturning Roe would be difficult without one or two more conservative justices. There must be a Republican in the White House to get more conservatives on the bench and overturn Roe. Obama's reelection and ability to appoint moderate justices will either kill overturn of Roe or delay it a very long time. The bishops are so close to the overturn of Roe, they can taste it. And that's the end game here, not attacking birth control, but defeating Obama so Roe can be history.
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