There is an interesting news item in the New York Times describing the experience of the state of Colorado with provision of long-acting contraceptives.
The statewide program resulted in 40 percent fewer pregnancies, and even more importantly resulted in a 42 percent reduction in the rate of abortions.
Turning this on its head, as the Hobby Lobby decision has done by allowing private business owners to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees, has the inevitable result of driving unwanted pregnancy rates. Also, such denial actually drives abortion rates higher (or baby killing, if you prefer that terminology).
Thanks to Hobby Lobby and the Catholic-dominated Supreme Court, businesses throughout the country can use religious objections to deny women access to contraceptive coverage though the Affordable Care Act, assuring unnecessarily high abortion rates. Clearly this is antithetical to the intent of those dedicated to preservation of innocent life.
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To quote the shortest verse in the New Testament: “Jesus wept.”
John F. Williford