Dishonest Reporting and Its Implications

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Thoughts and Things

A friend of mine directed me to this article about the Little Sisters of the Poor’s refusal to both cover birth control in their health insurance policy and to complete the paperwork that would exempt them from doing so since that paperwork ensures their employees will get coverage for their birth control from other sources. The Little Sisters are not on solid ground here. They might have a case for not covering it themselves (and here I mean a moral case, as they clearly have a legal one), but the moral ground they stand on by not allowing their employees to be covered by other means is shaky, to say the least.

There are a few problems with the article, but I wish to address one in particular: the claim that contraception is “a preventive measure used by 99 percent of women.” For this claim, they cite the Guttmacher Institute’s 

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