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Gov. Jindal endorses over-the-counter contraceptive sales

Catholic World News - December 14, 2012

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a conservative Catholic who is often mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate, has endorsed over-the-counter sales of contraceptive pills.

In a Wall Street Journal column, Jindal argues that adult women should be free to buy the Pill without a doctor’s prescription. He argues, however, that anyone who has moral objections to contraception should not be required to subsidize the pills.

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  • Posted by: koinonia - Dec. 15, 2012 2:03 PM ET USA

    This ought not be surprising. The information elicited from Catholics in polls is clear. Catholics throughout the US are on board with artificial contraception. Doing the right things for the right reasons requires wills directed in docility to the teachings of Christ and of his Church. This requires cooperation with God's grace, participation in the sacraments, and sound catechesis. Not only is this docility hard to come by, it is anathema in the prevailing cultural mindset.

  • Posted by: Rose of Lima - Dec. 15, 2012 8:19 AM ET USA

    This is a "conservative Catholic?" I hope he doesn't still have presidential aspirations!

  • Posted by: impossible - Dec. 14, 2012 11:14 PM ET USA

    Political pragmatism instead of principle. No wonder so many voters stayed home and facilitated Obama's win. Reminds one of the question, "What does it profit a man........?"

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 14, 2012 7:02 PM ET USA

    So now in Louisiana these are suddenly NOT powerful and system disabling drugs with multiple side effects that should require a woman see a doctor who knows her whole history before taking them? Apart from the moral issue here, there is a medical-scientific issue that people keep glossing over. Oh, and don't these things mess up the environment?

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