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Contraceptives: The issue is religious liberty, not birth control

Regarding Susan Reimer's recent column: It's sad to say but , yes, women will remember ("Women will remember in November," March 12). Even more sad is that women have reacted to a disguised cause.

Women's health is not the real issue here. Why did President Obama choose to proclaim 100 percent coverage just for women's contraceptives? Why did he insist that the Catholic Church cover women's contraceptives? Why not cover 100 percent of all women's medications?

Many insurance companies already cover contraceptives. Covering the pill is probably a money-saver for them.

Sandra Fluke was protesting the lack of availability of insurance coverage that included contraceptives at a Catholic university. But all affiliates of the Catholic Church should be protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom.

The women who Ms. Reimer says will remember in November are missing the point.

Marjorie L. Burkley, Bel Air

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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