Wed February 15, 2012
Latinos Respond to Catholic Church Contraception Issue
Catholic bishops across the country have turned to their congregations to pressure President Obama to repeal his new contraception rule in recent weeks. That rule requires religious institutions to have health plans that cover contraception costs for their employees. And since Latinos now make up roughly one-third of all Catholics in the U.S., they should be key players in that effort.
But as Adrian Florido reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the response from rank-and-file Latinos has not been what the church had hoped.