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I am writing concerning your opinion of the bishop’s suit against the health care mandate (“Church and State: The Courts Must Balance Health Care Rights,” Nov. 23). The bishop is not against health care but against the imposition of providing free birth control by means of medication that both prevent and abort life in the womb.

No one who believes in the sacredness of human life, whether they work directly for the church or for a nonprofit organization or own their own business, should be coerced by government to provide this service.

The cost of it is not so prohibitive that the person couldn’t pay for it themselves, so it is not injuring anyone not to provide it.

Some who chose to have sex for recreational purposes wanted their “protection” to be paid for by the government. Now it is a mandate that everyone gets free pills so they can have free sex. Even ads for Obamacare are touting that.

BERNICE DUMITRU
Brookline


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