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Church is wrong on birth control

As a born and raised Catholic who spent most of my education in Catholic schools, I feel obligated to speak out against the Church on the birth control issue ("O'Brien's quixotic fight," Feb. 9).

Some are saying that the president "overreached" his authority by infringing on the rights of the Catholic Church.

It needs to be said: The Catholic Church does not have any rights. Only people have rights. And the Church does not have the authority to impose its faith on people.

Everyone has the right to practice their faith. But their faith can never diminish others' rights.

Ninety percent or more of Catholic families actually use birth control. So it appears this is more an issue of cost than it is about anyone's dedicated practice of belief.

Martin Letendre, Elkton

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