White House claim that 98% of Catholic women use contraception a ‘damned lie’: Lutheran author | LifeSiteNews.com:
Never mind that the statistic is irrelevant to an individual’s right to religious freedom and his right to be free of dictatorship anyway.
Hemingway cites an analysis by writer Lydia McGrew, who observes that the study was designed to measure contraceptive use exclusively among women who would have some reason to use contraception.
McGrew points out that unmarried Catholic women who are faithful to the Church’s teachings are disproportionately more likely to be celibate, and married Catholic women faithful to the Church’s teachings are disproportionately more likely to be pregnant, post-partum, trying to get pregnant, or simply not trying to avoid pregnancy.
For those who are trying to paint a picture that Catholic women do not follow the teaching of their church on contraception, “these statistics are bogus,” she says.
However, she also points out, at the end of the day, the statistic is actually irrelevant.
“If a bunch of Quakers turn out to have gun licenses, employees of an expressly Quaker organization are not therefore entitled to have their fees paid to a shooting range or their ammo provided at no cost through an employer plan,” writes McGrew.
___ And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
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