The US Conference of Catholic bishops has released a statement clarifying their opposition to the Obama administration’s contraception coverage policy (see Huffpost for details). In it, they say that the church’s position is not about “access to contraception”, but rather about religious liberty and the rights of private employers. The church’s position isn’t about access to contraception, they claim, because contraception is “ubiquitous and inexpensive”.
Except it isn’t. In many places it is increasingly hard to come by, thanks to opposition like this. And for many women it is prohibitively expensive if not covered by insurance.
Thou shalt not bear false testimony, Messers. Bishop.