The lawsuit announced today by some Roman Catholic organizations isn't supported by all Roman Catholics and certainly not many Christians, including Roman Catholics, who support President Obama's efforts to expand health care opportunities for women and their families.
There is no war against religion. As a minister in the United Church of Christ, I join other people of faith in continuing to applaud the president's efforts. He has, in fact, gone the extra mile to meet religious objections raised by some Roman Catholics and Religious Right evangelicals. But they want more. They want to strip women of the ability to make their own health care decisions. Christians and other good people of faith need to continue to fight these efforts even as we seek reconciliation with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters. In a democratic pluralistic society no church gets the final say and no church will be allowed to dictate health policy to women.
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