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O'Brien is wrong to fight the Obama administration over contraceptives

11:00 AM EST, February 11, 2012

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In their standoff with the Obama administration,Archbishop O'Brienand the other Catholic bishops should blink ("O'Brien's quixotic fight," Feb. 9).

Catholics long ago declined to follow the Church's teaching that contraception is immoral. It demeans the important principle of religious freedom to make a stand on behalf of this discredited doctrine.

John C. Murphy