Pro-abortion advocates are claiming that what pro-lifers and Republicans in general really want is to outlaw birth control. As evidence they are citing Rick Santorum’s stated belief as a Roman Catholic that he does not believe in contraception (even though he underscored that he is not trying to make it illegal), efforts to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood (for its abortion clinics), and proposals to allow Catholic organizations to have a “conscience clause” so they won’t have to provide health insurance that includes contraception coverage.
Roman Catholics, as well as other Christians and members of other religions, do not believe in practicing artificial birth control. But I am not aware of any Catholics, social conservatives, pro-lifers, or Republicans who are trying to outlaw contraception.
For an example of what I’m talking about, see this column: Conversation over abortion continues 39 years later – The Washington Post.