Yes, this is the typical headline that has been published for days. So successfully that Mitt Romney thought he’d jump on the band wagon, last night blasting Obama for infringing on the Church’s 1st Amendment rights. Obama is insisting that health insurance business offer contain coverage for birth control – no exceptions for faith based business.
Its difficult to take the Catholic Church seriously on this issue. While condemning the use of birth control, in the late 1960’s held a majority of shares in the Rome-based pharmaceutical firm Serono, “…the Vatican Bank by 1970 had sold its shares in Serono to a Milan-based bank, which the report identified as Banca Unione. But the Vatican Bank has 20% of the shares of (this bank), and so profited indirectly from the sale of birth control pills.” Associated Press, 11/2/90
And again recently investing in Wyeth which also produces birth control.
Monty Python is hilarious, but the reality of the doctrine was devastating for many who took it seriously….in the past.
In April 2011, Reuters reported, “Some 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women in the United States have used contraceptive methods banned by the church, research published on Wednesday showed.”
So perhaps Mitt Romney is trying to appeal to those 2%. They must know Mitt is even the bigger hypocrite according to the Boston Globe, “In December 2005, Romney required all Massachusetts hospitals, including Catholic ones, to provide emergency contraception to rape victims, even though some Catholics view the morning-after pill as a form of abortion.”
Mitt may want to remember that the Bill of Rights is not there to protect the powerful, but the un-popular. Mitt supports Canon Law and speaks out against Sharia Law? Where was Mitt Romney during the right to worship debate – NYC Mosque? He opposed it.