Governor Jindal’s contraception contradiction
Monday, January 14, 2013 - By National Catholic Register

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Dec. 13 editorial in The Wall Street Journal, where he called for contraceptives to be available for sale over the counter, prompted a wave of criticism from several Catholic officials and organizations. Though describing himself in the editorial as “an unapologetic pro-life Republican,” Jindal, who is viewed as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, argued that “everyone who wants contraception should be able to purchase it.” Judie Brown, president and co-founder of the American Life League, wrote on her blog that the politics of contraception have become an “endgame” for “quasi-Catholics” in public life who do not want to risk their political careers by publicly defending the Church‘s teachings on life issues. Paul Rondeau, executive director of the American Life League, told the Register that Jindal’s op-ed is making it “more and more clear” to him that political leaders in the United States will never effectively foster a pro-life culture.


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