In Contraception Battle, Both Sides Overreach

On its editorial page, USA Today offers its take on the ongoing battle between the Obama Administration and some Catholic institutions over the Affordable Care Act mandate that employers provide contraception coverage as part of their health insurance plans. In May, 43 Catholic organizations, including Catholic Charities, the University of Notre Dame, and the Archdioceses of New York, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C, filled lawsuits challenging the mandate. According to the USA Today, during months of compromises and recriminations, “the fight turned into one more overheated political battle. One side calls it a war on Catholics; the other calls it a war on women. In fact, it’s a war on reason, in which the facts are increasingly obscured.” 

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