>Enlightened Catholic = non-Catholic. Period.
If the stories that 98% of catholic women use contraceptives that some point in their lives is true... then there aren’t enough “true” Catholics to make a difference when it comes time to vote.
Personally, I want to beat Obama and this issue is going to drive a lot of women into his camp. Face it, it’s better to cut our loses now and revisit this issue after the election.
The 98% number comes from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the "research arm" of Planned Parenthood. It's hardly an unbiased source.
The 98% includes women who have used contraception at any point in their lives, and it also includes as "contraception" NFP and calendar rhythm, both of which the Catholic Church views as morally acceptable in some circumstances. A woman could obey Catholic teaching perfectly through her entire life, and still be counted as part of the "98%".
In other words, it's pretty much a meaningless number.
Face it, its better to cut our loses now and revisit this issue after the election.
For some of us, Obama's penchant for ignoring the Constitution and ruling like a strutting tinhorn dictator isn't an "optional" issue we can just sort of ignore until after the election.