Here is my response to that effort on the part of some american catholic institutions who beg to be excused from the health reform mandate for employers to supply insurance coverage for contraception:
Would you prefer abortions? Because that's what happens when people don't have access to contraception.
Here's my other bit for the Catholics who struggle with this issue. Is it the job of the federal government to make it convenient for you to be a Catholic? If you don't think it's moral to use contraception, then don't use contraception. It's your religion, don't ask me to practice it for you. There exist people in the United States who are not Catholics. Gee, there might even be a few people who work for Catholic schools or hospitals who are not Catholic, or who are Catholic but do not actually agree with the Papal anti-contraception statements. Hey, plenty American Catholics use contraception- Catholic families with ten kids are pretty rare these days.
I haven't been a Catholic for 40 years. I nevertheless have respect for many Catholics. This sort of thing, the defensiveness and the wanting to wag the dog, it detracts from that respect.