Dick Morris has one of the best takes on the contraception issue.
By insisting that Catholic churches and universities include contraception coverage in their policies, Obama was trying to change the debate from abortion to contraception. Dick Morris states that pro-life is 10% ahead of pro-choice though the polls I have seen are quite the contrary. But that is still a moot point.
What’s relevant is the fact that 98% of active women in their child-bearing years are using contraception. And Obama wants to paint the Republicans as the party trying to ban it. He gives a good example in support of this conclusion. Remember the ABC debate where George Stephanopoulos kept pressuring Romney into stating whether states had the right to outlaw contraception? They were looking for a sound bite that they would use in the general election.
Focusing solely on the religious aspect of this issue is a gross simplification of the policy’s problems. There are economic and social problems as well. We wrote about that in a past article.