Wednesday, February 08, 2012


I am in disbelief that contraception has become a political football this electoral season.

99% of American women use contraception. 99%. It gives to meaning to "we are the 99%."

Yet, the U.S. Catholic Bishops have called an all out attack on birth control coverage in health care reform -- and each of the GOP contenders have joined them. Their anti-women, anti-sexuality positions are being cloaked in a "religious liberty" argument that doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

Today, I joined 22 other national mainstream religious leaders in issuing a statement on behalf of birth control coverage in health care reform. You can read it at

Stand with us and speak out!

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