Catholics Back Obama's Birth Control Mandate: Poll
Women especially want insurance to cover contraception
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 7, 2012 12:48 PM CST
A strong majority of women support requiring employers to cover birth control.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) Bishops and pundits have been blasting President Obama over his decision to require all employers—including Catholic institutions—to offer health insurance plans that cover birth control. Peggy Noonan even predicted it would cost Obama the election. But a new poll, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, shows that the public, including Catholics, largely approves of the move, USA Today reports. Overall, 55% of Americans agree that employers should be required to provide health care that covers contraception.

That number actually jumps to 58% among Catholics. The proposition was especially popular among women, with 62% supporting it, compared to 47% of men. A second poll released today by Public Policy Polling, and conducted on Planned Parenthood's behalf, found similar results: 53% of Catholics polled supported the move, including 62% of Catholic independents.

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GinaS13
Feb 9, 2012 9:08 AM CST
I don;t want to offend the fellow Catholics that blindly follow "The Church"'s teaching but I would like to point out that while they preach the sanctity of marriage and having children, they also are fine with annulling a marriage if you pay the right price. So how does that fit in? How can we trust what they say? These are the same men who are more interested in protecting child molestors than the children. How can we trust them to make decisions for our health? Who gives them the right? I highly doubt Jesus would.
bob.q
Feb 8, 2012 6:55 PM CST
Rasmussen poll of 8 Feb reports "65% of Catholic voters oppose this requirement, as do 62% of Evangelical Christians, and 50% of other Protestants. Non-Christians (56%) support." Sure does expose the propaganda techniques of the liberals. Headlines on page 1 -- retractions buried inside the obituary page.
USLady
Feb 8, 2012 12:44 PM CST
The fact is Americans have all the right to feel uneasy with Barry being president,he has made us less secure,he has forced demands on the people against our freedom and our rights,He has caused our military to be killed in service by placing them in harms way,he has not done anything good for this country.And he has blew our tax dollars in the process to sky rocket our debt,and as far as the clint eastwood ad,you know i agree that it looked like an Obama ad,depressing,creepy,sad,no hope,people out of work.looking all strange,No wonder Obama was happy with the ad,it is just his style! creepy!