White House claim that 98% of Catholic women use contraception a ‘damned lie’: Lutheran author
An oft-repeated claim from a White House official about the rate of contraceptive use among Catholics has touched off a firestorm of controversy, with some contending that the statistic is not only irrelevant to the legitimacy of the HHS birth control mandate, but also grossly inaccurate.
Critics of the statistic point out that the study on which it is based was conducted by the research organization founded by Planned Parenthood, and that the study was explicitly designed to include only women who were most likely to use contraception – and excluded those most likely to follow Catholic teaching on the issue.
At issue is a statement posted on the White House blog earlier this month by Cecilia Munoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, defending the Health and Human Service mandate which requires employers to pay for contraception and abortion-inducing drugs on their employee’s health plans.
“According to a study by the Guttmacher Institute, most women, including 98 percent of Catholic women, have used contraception,” Munoz wrote. LifeSiteNews
This “Gloria.TV - News Brief” is absolutely superb! Please do not forget to access Glenn Kessler’s fact check on the “98% claim of Catholic women using contraceptives”. I like Kessler's “Pinocchio Test”. Nancy Pelosi isn’t a well woman. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “Data shows that 98 percent of sexually experienced women of child-bearing age & who identify themselves as Catholic have used a method of contraception other than natural family planning at some point in their lives…[More]
This is just a distraction, the truth is simple and what the government is doing is indefensible. It is just a first step to curtail religious freedom. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, when a religious institution is required to pay for "contraceptive services" that directly violate their religious convictions then that is a violation of that freedom. Don't give up the fight. They will say and do much worse. Blessed are you when men hate …[More]
This is not about who does or doesn't contracept. Its about religious FREEDOM. The media talks alot about "liberal" Catholics and "conservative" Catholics. Its not about that either. Thats a "divide and conquer" technique and lots of folks seem to have fallen for it. They have us looking at each other rather than looking at the problem. Its about being CATHOLIC, or whatever else a person might be, and having religious freedom thats not confined to the church builduing but is allowable in the … [More]