McCaskill Weighs In On Contraceptive Debate

Fred Bodimer

WASHINGTON D.C. (KMOX) –  U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has entered the fray over a new federal mandate that would force religious institutions to start paying for employee contraceptives in their health care coverage, starting next year.

“The goal here is, you know, let’s not have barriers to birth control,” McCaskill said Tuesday while speaking as a guest on KMOX’s Mark Reardon show.

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is leading the charge to get the rule overturned.

He believes some of the contraceptives contain drugs that could, in effect, cause an abortion.

But Sen. McCaskill, who is Catholic, says the requirement could actually end up protecting women’s health.

“I’m somebody who believes very much that too much of the conversation is about criminalizing abortions and not preventing abortions,” McCaskill said. “And universal access to birth control is the very best way to reduce abortions in this country.”

 

 

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Comments

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  1. MizzMonsoon says:

    Let’s be clear about this, McCaskill is Catholic in name only.

  2. stlmom4 says:

    Who is to judge how “Catholic” someone is? The rules that come from the Vatican change regularly over the decades…and over the centuries. Many Catholics believe in and use birth control and, as Sen. McCaskill states, believe birth control is an excellent way to prevent abortions. Time for government and the Church to get out of the bedroom.

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