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Anyone paying attention to the political scene the past few weeks might find themselves confused over which decade they’re living in. Republican presidential candidates, as well as senators and other well-known figures have led an offensive on something that most women thought was settled in the 1960s — women’s right to have contraceptives.

The debate began because the Roman Catholic Church was upset at a mandate handed down in President Barack Obama’s health care plan. It required all insurance programs — including those offered by the Catholic Church — to pay for contraceptives. If you haven’t been paying attention, or are unfamiliar with Catholic dogma, you might not realize that particular domination of Christianity has a strict policy against contraceptives.

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