The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Catholic Church Wants to Impose Its Will on Women

Feb 6, 2012

Every Catholic who went to church two Sundays ago heard a denunciation of the Obama administration. And why is the Catholic Church making political speeches during mass? Because one of the mandates in the Affordable Care medical reform requires all employers to provide contraception in their employees’ health insurance. And that includes, among other things, a Catholic-run hospital that hires non-Catholic workers.

You would think the world was about to stop revolving around the sun. This two thousand year old, backwards, reactionary institution totally blew a head gasket over what—free condoms!

Most women, including Catholic women, use contraceptives. Of course the Church knows this. That is why they read the letter during mass—precisely because they want to dictate women’s personal behavior. They want to politicize women’s reproductive behavior. Most Catholic women have the good sense to ignore the Church mandates and priestly threats of burning in hell for using contraceptives.

Bishops and priests need to stay out of our bedrooms and our doctors’ offices. This is not the Middle Ages.