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On contraceptives, it's the church doing the oppressing

Catholics have it backward: Every god is made in the likeness of man. My mom created me (there is evidence for this).

I have to object to "God's beautiful design," as we are a beautiful product of non-random selection. Sure, the church is making progress. It used to burn women and now it only suppresses them. Our self-made design is to attempt intercourse wherever and whenever we can, and our kids should be doing this vaccinated and with readily-available contraception.

In this secular society, no one wears a scarlet letter for reproducing before marriage or being attracted to the same sex. Same-sex couples have a right to their sexuality in a free society. They have a right to carry couple's insurance and live unmolested by barbaric belief systems. Get your religion off my patients' backs.

Dr. Theodore Carl Houk, Lutherville

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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