First, I would like to say that the tyrannical HHS contraception insurance mandate is an assault on religious liberty and conscience rights. I am very much against this mandate. No person or institution should be forced to abandon their conscience and violate their religious beliefs. While thinking about the insurance mandate I found one dilemma with Catholic institutions refusing to cover “contraception”. What constitutes contraception and is able to be used as contraception is not always used as contraception, or to prevent pregnancy.
Around ten years ago I took birth control pills for medicinal purposes. I have severe endometriosis and at the time “contraception” helped to reduce the symptoms associated with endometriosis. From what I remember there are other medicinal uses for birth control or contraception so my question is: Do you think that Catholic institutions should look at whether the person needs “contraception” for medicinal purposes on a case-by-case basis and cover “contraception” under their health insurance? Or should they deny coverage of contraceptives altogether?