Ever wonder why the days women having 8-13 kids in America is over (as a norm anyway)? It was hell on women ... and disastrous for the future health of the whole planet.
Women having lots of kids is bad for their minds and bodies, bad for the other kids, and bad for families and society in general.
And birth control helps prevent abortion.
Almost half the States have long mandated birth control as part of health care plans offered. Even Romney's & Gingich's States have already had this mandate. But a political fuss has now become of it because of a mandate at a federal level ... so all American women can benefit.
This mandate only seems to effect Catholics in those other States that didn't mandate it yet.
Catholic churches are exempt and can ignore the mandate over all the U.S. The church secretary can be denied full health care. But the rest of the Catholic Hospitals and Universities in the U.S. now have to provide full health care to women across the whole U.S.
All secular law and public health policies based on science should trump archaic religious law.
(and birth control isn't even talked about in the Bible anyway)