So, I read this article today and felt so strongly about it that I posted it on Facebook. I included a comment about how BCPs aren't just for contraception and I believe they should be made available to all women who want/need them.
Boy did I start something. First there were just a few "like"s and a "here here!" from my sister. Then the church members started weighing in.... then the church members in support of it shot back. Volley after volley, back and forth. I've had more traffic and more comments on that article post than I've ever had on my Facebook page in the history of my profile!
I didn't know about the public debate taking place on my Facebook page until this evening. I carefully read through every comment, mulled everything over, and made a final comment of my own, upholding my original opinion and briefly addressing the main argument of those who disagreed with me. Now, I'm not catholic, but I am a fairly conservative Christian - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. And I don't mean to pick on the catholic church. The thing is, I would feel the way I do if it was my own church who was denying BCPs (actually, Concordia Health Care does deny BCPs, to my knowledge). Its just plain irresponsible for *any* employer to deny such a *basic* medical health need for women.
I hope I haven't offended anyone, but these things rarely get me so riled up that I want to speak out online about it. I understand that other people 100% support the catholic church's decision, and you are totally entitled to your opinion. I don't think this is a good and evil battle or anything. And if anyone wants to discuss/debate, then I welcome the cerebral engagement :-)