While I agree with others that the Democrats have brought up this whole issue of contraception-being-denied as a way of distracting people from the horrible economy, I do want to chime in a little bit on the topic.
Way back when this all started, George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney a question along the lines of “Do you believe that the states have the right to ban contraception?'”
My answer would have been something like this.
I don’t believe states have the right to ban a business from offering contraception. I also don’t believe the states (or The State) has the right to FORCE a business to provide contraception.
Since this time the focus has turned more to religion and the first amendment, which is very important, but that aside, why should the state have the right to tell any business, moral, religious or otherwise, what services they must provide? That’s like telling a hamburger store they must serve apples!
Oh, wait, they do that too.