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On contraception, Obama took the politically courageous stand

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President Barack Obama is being pilloried by friend and foe alike for his decision relating towomen's health care coverage. His foes, of course, criticize him 24/7, no matter what he says or does by their reflexive opposition to him. It's just business as usual. His friends, however, deplore his stance based on the political fallout.

Although it may be hard to imagine, is it possible that a politician may choose to do what is right regardless of the political consequences? Whatever may be said about him, President Obama is not stupid. He was warned of the consequences before this policy was made public and knew what was to follow. He did it anyway because he felt it was the proper thing to do. That is the kind of political bravery I appreciate from a president.

Sig Seidenman, Owings Mills

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