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By Mary Sayler, Published March 05 2012

Letter: Church teaching has not changed

The Catholic Church has always taught that contraception, sterilization and abortion are morally wrong. These teachings have not changed in more than 2,000 years, and they will not change. The issue is not how many Catholic women disregard these teachings.

The issue is the United States government is forcing entire groups of citizens – not just Catholics – to violate their consciences and their sincerely held religious beliefs. Freedom of religion is guaranteed to all Americans in the First Amendment to the Constitution.