What was this woman thinking of anyhow? She’s so out of touch with her constituents?
The signatories called it more than a little mistaken, and more than a little dishonest to try to silence those who disagree with the mandate by invoking womens health.
They noted the serious side effects of many contraceptives, as well as the killing of embryos and the fact that government contraceptive programs have led to more empty sex, more non-marital births and more abortions.
It is women who suffer disproportionately when these things happen, they explained.
No one speaks for all women on these issues, the signatories said. Those who purport to do so are simply attempting to deflect attention from the serious religious liberty issues currently at stake.
The women called on the administration to allow religious institutions and individuals to continue to witness to their faiths in all their fullness.
Not too much to ask.