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Katherine 2012/03/18 12:49:04

The claim that 98 percent of Catholic women use contraception: a media foul
Posted by Glenn Kessler at 06:02 AM ET, 02/17/2012



Ever since the battle erupted between Catholic bishops and the Obama administration over providing free contraception coverage as part of health plans for workers, a striking figure has appeared in the news — that 98 percent of Catholic women have used contraceptives.

“Birth-control is widely used even by Catholics: 98 percent of American Catholic women have used contraception in their lifetimes.”
The Washington Post, Feb. 12

“In fact, 98 percent of Catholic women use birth control at some point in their lifetimes.” {Does 'as some point' include before they converted to Catholicism, or brainwashed by oversexed leftist public education}
National Public Radio, Feb. 10

“Studies have shown that 98 percent of Catholic women have used artificial contraception at some time in their lives.”
The New York Times, Feb. 10

Small wonder that Pelosi cited the media — “I am told by all of you” — when she made her comment on Thursday. But what does this figure really mean and where does it come from?


The Facts

The 98-percent figure first appeared in an April 2011 study written by Rachel K. Jones and Joerg Dreweke of the Guttmacher Institute, which is a non-profit organization that promotes reproductive health and had started as an arm of Planned Parenthood. The study is titled “Countering Conventional Wisdom: New Evidence on Religion and Contraceptive Use.”

The study drew on data from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth, which relied on in-person interviews with 7,356 females from the ages of 15 to 44.

But while the study says that 98 percent of “sexually experienced Catholic women” have “ever used a contraceptive method other than natural planning,” the data shown in the report does not actually back up that claim. In fact, a supplementary table in the report, on page 8, even appears to undermine that statistic, since it shows that 11 percent of Catholic women currently using no method at all. That has led to criticism of the statistic.

The Guttmacher Institute, citing “confusion” over the statistic, on Wednesday posted the actual data behind it. It turns out it was based on a question that asked self-identified Catholic women who have had sex if they have ever used one of 12 methods of birth control. Jones, in an interview, said the women were asked to answer “yes” or “no” whether they had used each of the different forms; only two percent had said they had used only natural family planning.

In other words, a woman may have sex only once, or she may have had a partner who only used a condom once, and then she would be placed in the 98 percent category. Jones said the correct way to describe the results of the research is this:

“Data shows that 98 percent of sexually experienced women of child-bearing age and who identify themselves as Catholic have used a method of contraception other than natural family planning at some point in their lives.”

As she pointed out, “In social science circles, sexually active means you had sex recently. Sexually experienced means you’ve had sex at least once.” The full NSFG survey (table 5) shows that 86.8 percent of women ages 15-44 have had vaginal intercourse.

The data listed in the Guttmacher report, meanwhile, referred to current contraceptive use among “sexually active women who are not pregnant, post-partum or trying to get pregnant.” That is a smaller universe of women, and it shows that 68 percent of Catholic women used what are termed “highly effective methods:” 32 percent sterilization; 31 percent pill; five percent IUD.

Again, only two percent currently used natural family planning. Interestingly, 11 percent used nothing, even though they were not trying to get pregnant. Four percent were placed in an “other” category, which mainly consisted of “withdrawal,” which is also not accepted by the Catholic Church as a birth-control method.

The data also indicated there were relatively few differences among women of different religions in terms of the contraception method that was used. Evangelicals appeared more likely to rely on sterilization, but almost no one used “natural” family planning.

Jones noted that there has long been data showing that Catholic women are avid users of artificial contraception. The first NSFG survey, which in 1973 was administered only to married women, shows that 66.4 percent of all married Catholic women of child-bearing age at the time used contraception. (Table 17). Among those using birth control, only 8.3 percent relied on rhythm; 2.9 percent relied on withdrawal. (Table 18).

The Pinocchio Test

If a statistic sounds too good to be true, be wary. A spokesman for Pelosi said she was saying that 98 percent of Catholic women have used birth control at some point in their lives — because that is how the media characterized it.

But, judging from the examples above, the media has gotten it wrong. The journalistic shorthand has been that “98 percent of American Catholic women have used contraception in their lifetimes.” But that is incorrect, according to the research.

“The shorthand is not what our statistic shows since we only looked at women aged 15-44 who have ever had sex,” Jones said.

The NSFG data on women of child-bearing age certainly may still be relevant to the debate over contraception, because these are the women who today might have a need for access to free birth control. The data also shows that there are few differences between women of different religions in terms of contraceptive use; there was not much difference back in 1973 but the gaps have narrowed even further today. But that still does not excuse the media’s sloppy shorthand for this statistic.

Two Pinocchios — to the media

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  • KoAm 2012/03/28 08:22:14
    KoAm
    +1
    >>>“Data shows that 98 percent of sexually experienced women of child-bearing age and who identify themselves as Catholic have used a method of contraception other than natural family planning at some point in their lives.”>>>

    Right. Despite the clear wording there, the left continues to believe that 98% of Catholic women use birth control on a regular basis.

    "At some point in their lives" and "on a regular basis" are entirely different in meaning to most people, but not to many liberals.

    Only when one's mind is infested with liberalism can one think that those two statements are equal in meaning.

    Many liberals think so differently from regular people that, honestly, sometimes I wonder if they come from a different planet.
  • Katherine KoAm 2012/03/28 19:10:16
    Katherine
    Thank you! "At some point in their lives." Does it even occur to them that that could mean converts? Maybe they used condoms as teenagers when they were religiously undecided, but now they're older, thought about it, chose to be Catholic and gave up birth control? The language is so broad that it's no wonder they got these results. That's not even including those who pretend to be Catholic. I ran into someone here that has NO problem with abortion, even as the baby is coming out of the womb. It's easy to just call yourself Catholic, follow none of its teachings, so you can force the real Catholics to change policy.

    Thanks for your replies, Jen.
  • KoAm 2012/03/28 08:19:15
    KoAm
    +1
    Yeah, it's ridiculous, isn't it?

    Interesting how the left frequently has to put out bogus "statistics" to push their agenda.

    Besides, even if every Catholic woman in America used birth control, that does NOT negate the fact that Catholic teaching holds it to be sinful. And that there's freedom of religion in America. And that Obama is out of bounds in issuing "mandates" that force religious institutions to violate their teachings.
  • Andy 2012/03/19 17:47:49
    Andy
    +1
    You can manipulate numbers to say what you want... and this report shows that
  • James 2012/03/19 03:39:11
    James
    Not sure about the statistics but most Catholic women I know (especially the single ladies who live on their own) don't go to church on a regular basis and use birth control.
  • Katherine James 2012/03/19 05:12:29
    Katherine
    +1
    In other words, they're CINO's.
  • James Katherine 2012/03/21 02:45:05
    James
    But they don't care. Casting people out of the faith in an increasingly secular world is nothing to them. Telling them they will go to hell when they question whether hell really exists to begin with would just get you laughed at. During Christmas and Easter they go because they always have and it's their only connection to their dwindling faith. Catholicism needs a fresh new face without compromising. So far its fighting a losing battle.
  • Katherine James 2012/03/21 03:04:40
    Katherine
    So you're saying they should 'get with the times' and become Atheists? This seems to be a consistent theme with you, James. I don't think you care about their rights.
  • James Katherine 2012/03/21 03:06:59
    James
    I never said that. I said that "recapturing" these individuals based on the current marketing tactics the Catholic church uses isn't working. Change the marketing plan.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/18 23:09:45
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Ridiculous, but it just goes to show Planned Parenthood is a political organization.
  • Andy WhereIs... 2012/03/19 17:47:11
    Andy
    +2
    Always has been...
  • WhereIs... Andy 2012/03/20 18:56:47
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I know, but the Liberals always try to say it isn't Political, my butt it isn't.
  • Zippcodey 2012/03/18 21:50:40
    Zippcodey
    It has nothing to do with the so called Obamacare, this is the Vaticancare for the world.
  • Katherine Zippcodey 2012/03/18 22:39:40
    Katherine
    +2
    The world? Oh, you mean our country's ability to sterilize wo/men and abort babies in other countries on American tax dollars.

    No, it has everything to do with someone else imposing their irresponsible, selfish behavior on people whose beliefs it violates. What happened to church and state, or was that just to ban religion from public view.

    Pro-abortion people have gotten away with murdering their babies in a country where everyone was entitled to the right to Life, but they've gone too far forcing others to participate. Had it their way for a while but couldn't leave others alone. Well now they've woken everyone up.
  • Zippcodey Katherine 2012/03/19 01:50:35
    Zippcodey
    All this with Obama giving taxes to the U.N. for the poor of the world, the Obamacare, illegal immigration, North American Union comes straight from the Vatican, if you notice all you hear is the Pope says this, the Bishops say that, the Catholic Church says this. You will see who really runs this country now with Bishops walking the halls of Congress to get what they want passed, such as the Dream Act.

    The first enemy of this country is our own government. This country is being brought down from the inside, which makes our own government the enemy of the people.

    The second enemy of this country is the U.N., which runs the leaders of this country and is all about bringing about a One World Order. The U.N. tells the leaders and judges to ignore the people and over ride the laws in place already, and just let the people fuss all they want. This is what is happening in America right now.

    The third enemy and foremost, of this country is the Pope, Vatican and Catholic Church, who runs the U.N., and is pushing for a One World Order. But yet acts so quietly and secretly as to be innocent to what is going on. They are abiding their time to enforce their dominion upon the human race, politically and religiously. This global conspiracy now in progress, directed at strangling world l...








































    All this with Obama giving taxes to the U.N. for the poor of the world, the Obamacare, illegal immigration, North American Union comes straight from the Vatican, if you notice all you hear is the Pope says this, the Bishops say that, the Catholic Church says this. You will see who really runs this country now with Bishops walking the halls of Congress to get what they want passed, such as the Dream Act.

    The first enemy of this country is our own government. This country is being brought down from the inside, which makes our own government the enemy of the people.

    The second enemy of this country is the U.N., which runs the leaders of this country and is all about bringing about a One World Order. The U.N. tells the leaders and judges to ignore the people and over ride the laws in place already, and just let the people fuss all they want. This is what is happening in America right now.

    The third enemy and foremost, of this country is the Pope, Vatican and Catholic Church, who runs the U.N., and is pushing for a One World Order. But yet acts so quietly and secretly as to be innocent to what is going on. They are abiding their time to enforce their dominion upon the human race, politically and religiously. This global conspiracy now in progress, directed at strangling world liberty.

    Satan's Seat is in Rome these people are nothing but a bunch of Satanist after a One World Government so they can kill as many people as they can. They want to rule over Jerusalem and why the Pope will move to Jerusalem, it's the last thing they want to do is destroy Israel and Jerusalem knowing this is when Yahweh will return so Satan and this world can fight Him at His coming. This is when the whole bunch will be destroyed.

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    DECEIT - noun, dishonesty, fraudulent conduct, false statements made knowing them to be untrue, by which the liar ( OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION) intends to deceive a party (AMERICAN CITIZENS) receiving the statements and expects the party (AMERICAN PEOPLE) to believe and rely on them. This is a CIVIL WRONG (TORT)

    BETRAYAL - When two or more persons (OUR GOVERNMENT) unite in a deceit upon another (AMERICAN CITIZENS), they (OUR GOVERNMENT) may be indicted for a CONSPIRACY. They are also committing TREASON, an act of DELIBERATE BETRAYAL, TRAITORS.

    UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION:

    ARTICLE 2;;;SECTION 4 THE PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT AND ALL CIVIL OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES, SHALL BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE ON IMPEACHMENT FOR, AND CONVICTION OF, TREASON,BRIBERY, OR OTHER HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEANORS.
    AMMENDMENT IX
    THE ENMERATION IN THE CONSTITUTION OF CERTAIN RIGHTS SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO DENY OR DISPARAGE OTHERS RETAINED BY THE PEOPLE
    AMENDMENT X
    THE POWERS NOT DELEGATED TO THE UNITED STATES BY THE CONSTITUTION, NOR PROHIBITED BY IT TO THE STATES, ARE RESERVED TO THE STATES RESPECTIVELY, OR TO THE PEOPLE

    What will this lead to?

    TYRANNY - (1): oppressive power, every form of tyranny over the mind of man — Thomas Jefferson; especially : oppressive power exerted by government. (the tyranny of a police state)

    "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - James Madison

    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government" - Thomas Jefferson

    Hitler did not go into Switzerland because he was told every person owns a gun and everyone of his officers would be killled, and why Switzerland remained neutral throughout the war.

    "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold, is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
    Thomas Jefferson

    This is exactly what Obama and our government are doing, no longer listening to the will of the people but dictating to us what we are going to get and what they are going to give us and ignoring our laws, our Constitution and Bill of Rights. They are trying through the Supreme Court and U.N. to have our weapons taken away.

    "Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life."
    - John F. Kennedy

    "Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people."
    - Ronald Reagan



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  • Katherine Zippcodey 2012/03/19 02:07:52
    Katherine
    +1
    Oh please. Obama HATES Christians, which is why he's always attacking them/it. Your claim that the Catholic Church has any power here is really arbitrary and comes off as another angle of attack, to destroy them or anyone in this country of those particular set of beliefs, that are losing their rights every day. The UN is controlled by Atheist communists and Islamic militants. I'd be more than happy to separate from them. I'm guessing you would suggest secular humanism to cure tyranny. I'm not into reverse psychology or misdirection or whatever you're trying to employ.
  • Zippcodey Katherine 2012/03/19 03:59:48
    Zippcodey
    Do you want the real truth or still believe the lies?

    Sorry this is so long, but you need educated on what is really going on, if you really want to know that is.

    The Vatican has national relations with about 170 countries and is also the only non-member to have permanent observer status at the U.N. ( I've read in a couple places where the Pope is actually over the U.N.) The Pope told the Western Europe countries that they need to unite under their religious roots of Christianity and to change over to Socialism, this is exactly what the E.U. has done. The E.U. pays a CHURCH TAX just for Catholics for now. So who is behind all this, does not take a rocket scientist to know.

    "The old Protestant culture is about a the end of its rope.....Why can't we make the U.S. Catholic in legislation, Catholic in justice, aims and ideals?"

    F. X. Talbot, editor of America, official Jesuit magazine for U.S. Statement in New York Globe

    Dec. 14, 1930.
    "They Catholics must penetrate wherever possible in the administration of civil affairs... all Catholics should do all in the power to cause the constitution of states, and legislation to be modeled on the principles of the true Church."
    Encyclical of Leo XIII

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    Do you want the real truth or still believe the lies?

    Sorry this is so long, but you need educated on what is really going on, if you really want to know that is.

    The Vatican has national relations with about 170 countries and is also the only non-member to have permanent observer status at the U.N. ( I've read in a couple places where the Pope is actually over the U.N.) The Pope told the Western Europe countries that they need to unite under their religious roots of Christianity and to change over to Socialism, this is exactly what the E.U. has done. The E.U. pays a CHURCH TAX just for Catholics for now. So who is behind all this, does not take a rocket scientist to know.

    "The old Protestant culture is about a the end of its rope.....Why can't we make the U.S. Catholic in legislation, Catholic in justice, aims and ideals?"

    F. X. Talbot, editor of America, official Jesuit magazine for U.S. Statement in New York Globe

    Dec. 14, 1930.
    "They Catholics must penetrate wherever possible in the administration of civil affairs... all Catholics should do all in the power to cause the constitution of states, and legislation to be modeled on the principles of the true Church."
    Encyclical of Leo XIII

    National Healthcare, Illegal Immigration, Climate Control, are all some of the Vatican's agendas.

    70% to 80% of the people in the U.S. are Christian, you have legalized abortion, gambling, drinking, homosexual marriage, homosexual ministers in your churches, now your wanting to legalize prostitution and drugs. That's why the Muslims call this country Satan, because it's the number one promoter of immorality and perversion, with its lusts, evil and greedy ways. America's Waterloo is coming.

    The way a country is taken over is:

    1. They get rid of morality.

    2. They turn the people against each other.

    2. They take your guns.

    3. They take your freedoms.

    4. The country is taken over from within or without, ours is being taken over from within.

    Rick Santorum is a Roman Catholic and belongs to the Knights of Malta. If you declare war on other Christians. Then it becomes a problem and that’s exactly what Santorum did in a 2008 speech about Protestantism at Ave Maria University. According to Santorum, 45 million Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, Episcopalians, Congregationalists, and many Americans who belong to other sects of Protestantism are no longer real Christians because they do not follow strict Catholic teachings and extreme beliefs like he does.Barack Obama a Muslim/Christian and his liberal partners working for the Vatican's Social Reform/Justice Agenda: Jesuit-tutored, imposter president, Barry Davis, the Papacy needs this Muslim/Christian doing the will of the Pope and Vatican.

    The new Speaker of the House is John Boehner and he is a Catholic too. He needs to be watched.

    Christian Catholic Pelosi

    Christian Catholic Biden, holding honorary degrees from Jesuit St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and Jesuit University of Scranton

    Bill Clinton who was a Baptist went to Georgetown, the oldest Jesuit University in the U.S.

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    Clinton goes to Georgetown University where he finds a mentor in Professor Carroll Quigley. Quigley writes: "That the two political parties should represent opposed ideals and policies. . . is a foolish idea. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical . . .The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in detail, procedure, priority, or method."

    Now watch what Pelosi says and you will see that it is coming from Rome, it's what Clinton learned at the Jesuit Georgetown University.

    Pelosi says, “To my Republican friends: take back your party. So that it doesn’t matter so much who wins the election, because we have shared values about the education of our children, the growth of our economy, how we defend our country, our security and civil liberties, how we respect our seniors.” Pelosi also said: "Elections shouldn’t matter as much as they do’ and warned that it would be problematic for the country if both parties do not have shared values."

    Pelosi is the spokeswoman for Rome and the Catholic Bishops. That's why she did not retire they still need her. They are teaching Socialism to our kids in school. They do not really care about our liberties, our economy or defense of this country, they act like they care till they get their power, then see what happens, another Hitler Germany.

    Pelosi: Catholic Church Secretly Wants Govt Contraception

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the Catholic Church wants the federal government to enforce contraception because the church, by default, has failed to do so.

    "Ninety-eight percent of women in childbearing age that are Catholic use contraception,” Pelosi, a Catholic, said in a speech at Texas A&M; University in College Station.

    “So, in practice, the church has not enforced this, and now they want the federal government and private insurance to enforce it. It just isn't consistent to me," a CNSNews.comreport quotes the California Democrat as saying.

    Americans should pray for successful implementation of President Barack Obama's mandate that insurance companies provide healthcare plans with contraception, including sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, Pelosi said.

    "Abortion should be rare and safe," she said, so contraception offers women a logical choice.

    "The same kind of science that can help women with the size and timing of their families is the same type of science that can help with infertility and other health issues that women face. So let's be prayerful of that and how we go forward on that," Pelosi said in response to a question from the audience.

    The Catholic Church opposes Obama's mandate, scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1. All 181 Catholic bishops in the United States have denounced the regulation and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have called it "an unprecedented attack on religious freedom.” (Yeah right)

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    Al Gore is also a Catholic, he's pushing the Earth Warming agenda.

    John Boehner is the new Speaker of the House, he is also a Catholic and needs to be watched closely on how he votes who he picks to hold certain positions and stuff.

    Muslim/Christian Obama while living in Indonesia under the name of Barry Soetero even though a Muslim went to a Catholic School. Obama worked for the Catholic Churches in Chicago for the Campaign for Human Development in Chicago. He said the experience “led me into public service.” He also has ties to Georgetown. What's crazy about all this is Muslims and Christians are supposed to be enemies, don't believe it. Obama went to a Catholic School in Indonesia to learn Islam.

    Elena Kagan nomination, Played Role In Hiding Obama's Birth Certificate. These people come out of one big circle. Kagan was the Solicitor General in the Department of Justice for the suits against Obama filed with the Supreme Court to show proof of natural born citizenship. He owed her big time. All of the requests were denied of course. They were never heard. It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn't it? The Kagan's payoff is that she was voted in for the Supreme Court, there are now 6 Catholics and 3 Jews. She worked for Bill Clinton too.

    Pelosi as Speaker of the House also played a part in Obama's running for President, when she knew he was illegal to do so. They had the right people in the right places to make it work.

    The Vatican pushed Obama for being President, they gave Millions to ACORN. I believe the Vatican did the cover up and put out smoke screens on Obama's past. 56 or 58% of Catholics voted for Obama, and this countries Catholics are not as adhered to the Pope like other countries are, if they were not so independant the numbers would even have been higher. But Obama is a puppet for the Vatican's Socialist agenda for the world. Remember who backed Hitler and who is backing Obama.

    His mother divorced and remarried another man, a Muslim from Indonesia. As a youngster in Indonesia, Barack Obama attended two schools and was registered at both as a Muslim. He received religious instruction in both schools as a Muslim, including studying the Quran. According to a childhood friend, Obama occasionally attended services at a local mosque.

    Obama says he became a Christian in his late 20s. He now describes himself as Christian. Until recently, he spent two decades as a member of a Chicago United Church of Christ congregation that embraces Black Liberation theology. Somewhat like the Roman Catholic liberation theology of Latin America, the Chicago UCC church preaches elements of neo-Marxist class warfare. It combines these radical socialist elements with black racialism.

    I found something else very interesting, Obama seems to depend on his speeches and why he uses a teleprompter. But it got me to thinking, who writes Obama's speeches? The answer to that is Jon Favreau (Catholic), the number one writer for Obama. He first started out with John Kerry (Catholic), when he ran for President. Obama met Favreau through John Kerry. John Kerry is in the same brotherhood as father and son George Bush, they all belong to the Skull and Bones, secret society. Jon Favreau went to Holy Cross College, A top liberal arts college the College of the Holy Cross is exclusively undergraduate, embraces a Catholic, Jesuit identity and was established in 1843. So where does Favreau get most of his information to write in the speeches? I believe it is from the Vatican that pushes their agenda and Obama is their puppet. If you remember when Obama was running for President they kept saying how smart the guy was, this was just for hype's sake. The real brains behind Obama is no other than the Vatican and Catholic Church, who helps to carry out certain agendas.

    I would like to here repeat an earlier “editorial comment” I made to an earlier quotation in this newsletter: “Is this [i.e., a Roman Catholic Croatian-Fascist-style religious genocide] what non-Catholic Americans will be facing when America soon comes under complete totalitarian Roman Catholic rule in an American Fascist super-Police State? It is reported that there are 10 Jesuit Provincials assigned to the USA – and America is divided into 10 FEMA regions. Is this just a ‘coincidence’?” No, dear reader, I highly doubt that this is just a “coincidence”. The destruction of the American Constitutional Republic, with its freedoms of religion and conscience, has long been planned – and one of the main movers behind this planned destruction has been, and remains, the Vatican and its Jesuit Order!
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  • Katherine Zippcodey 2012/03/19 05:13:41
    Katherine
    +1
    Zippy, stop trying to kill Catholics. The globalists run everything and I'm not reading your propaganda. Try it on the people who already want us dead.
  • Zippcodey Katherine 2012/03/19 13:06:24
    Zippcodey
    Then don't read it and stay in the dark and ignorant to what is really going on. This has nothing to do with the regular Catholic people it has to do with all the secret societies and the hierarchy of Christianity which the Pope is over all of it, but most of the Protestants don't know this yet.

    I guess you don't believe in the Dark Ages, the Spanish Inquisition, Reformation, Crusades, the Papacy backed Hitler too, and the very reason why Obama and our Congress are using the same tactics to take our freedoms away.

    As I can see you know nothing about prophecy either in Scriptures. Rome is the very reason why you use the names, Jesus, Christ, Amen, Lord, God, all pagan deities to make scriptures void of salvation.

    Christianity was created to obsorb all pagan religions and it is obsorbing Islam right, the Christians are now using Allah in their worship.
  • Brian Tristan MacQuillan 2012/03/18 21:32:13
    Brian Tristan MacQuillan
    +2
    The stat is a bunch of crap. 98 percent of women do not even menstruate. I would bet that 98 percent of women do not even have a daily bowel movement.

    If 98 percent of Catholic women owned "Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975", those guys would be richer than Bill Gates.

    If 98 percent of women owned "Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975", Elektra Records would have bought the whole state of California to use as a recording studio.

    Eagles   Their Greatest Hits 1971 1975
  • jr 2012/03/18 20:41:48
    jr
    +2
    Just more liberal lies
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/03/18 19:59:07
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    +3
    As anyone can see, judging by obama's numbers going up and down, polls aren't all that accurate. But regardless, the issue is not who uses birth control but that the church itself is against birth control and the church has been in operation for 2,000 years.

    A jackass like obama isn't going to change the doctrine of the church! So accommodate the church and get on with life.

    I'm hearing that generic birth control is about $9/mo. That's perfectly within the means of 98% of women.

    And think about it................we control our population while Muslims increase at an astronomical rate..........see anything interesting there?
  • jtjustice 2012/03/18 18:45:19
    jtjustice
    +2
    This is NOT about who uses or not uses some form of contraception this is about Power and the socialist agenda to tell YOU what you can and cannot do in your life - its funny, when in public when one of these pathetic slims start with their crap and they are challenged in their face, they coward like little girls...the way to deal with these parasites is to get in their face...
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/03/18 18:23:25
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +3
    The last time I checked, "at least once in a lifetime" is not "regularly." And the media clearly implied *regular use*.

    And as Katherine said, how about those who used it once or twice, and then stopped? Hasn't anyone ever heard of the word *repentance*? Know what it means? It means changing your mind, and in this case about a losing way to live.

    But of course, the Alan Guttmacher Institute thinks that no one should repent of a thing like this, because they were right the first time!
  • goatman112003 2012/03/18 17:45:57
    goatman112003
    +3
    So they lie, what else is new. They assume and they are wrong. Does it ever end.
  • Charles E 2012/03/18 16:59:54
    Charles E
    +5
    A poorly worded report on a sloppily conducted survey by an obviously biased researcher.

    Then the Left wing media got the report and further distorted the findings.
  • Bob S 2012/03/18 16:33:56
    Bob S
    +4
    JUST WHERE DOES HE GETS HIS STATS FROM? I HOPE HE ISN'T TAKING A POLL BY BEING A VOYEUR.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/03/18 16:08:17
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +6
    Good post, a good example of facts versus twisted rhetoric.
  • Katherine 2012/03/18 13:17:59
    Katherine
    +6
    "which relied on in-person interviews with 7,356 females from the ages of 15 to 44"

    So this is the basis for denying Constitutional rights, huh? And they ask if you have EVER used some form of birth control? Way to dismissing those who converted. From a tiny margin of people out of 312 million Americans, 70 million of which are supposedly Catholic. And it comes from the arm of Planned Parenthood. How illegitimate can they possible get.
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/18 13:10:22
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    +5
    Guttmacher is a rabidly pro-abortion organization. It was begun as a "semi-autonomous" (whatever TF that means) arm of Planned Parenthood, and is named for a past Planned Parenthood president.

    It was spun off as an "independent" entity in 1977. Anybody who believes it does not still act as the supposed "research" arm of Planned Parenthood is naive in a very special way.

    This poll is the best example in a long time of how polls can be falsified to achieve the desired result. Guttmacher exists to do that for the pro-abortion forces.

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