A letter that appeared in the April 8 issue is full of lies and misrepresentations of facts regarding hormonal contraception and comes from a purely religious viewpoint. That Dr. William Colliton is cited as a source is clear evidence of the writer’s bias, as he is openly Catholic in his viewpoint, going so far as to use writings of Pope Paul VI to argue his case against birth control of any kind.
If the writer does not believe in birth control they don’t have to use it. To deliberately spread lies intended to frighten people is nothing short of disgraceful.
Space prohibits refuting each of the misrepresentations, so I will address the claim that the First Amendment has been nullified by the ACA.
Religious organizations have been given exemption from providing the birth control coverage mandated by the ACA, so no religious groups are being forced to violate their faith. Individual Christians can follow their own beliefs to use contraception or not as they wish.
If the writer has some valid argument that the ACA nullifies the First Amendment, they need to make a better case than just claiming this is so. The information presented is completely lacking in evidence that the conclusions are legitimate.
The entire letter is nothing more than the ravings of the hyper-religious who are attempting to convince others by any means possible, that birth control is evil. The letter is nothing more than a transparent attempt to spread Catholic belief.