LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama's birth control policy preserves religious rights

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

Almost one-half of the pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned, and almost one-half of these are terminated with an abortion. Unplanned pregnancies generate large financial and nonfinancial costs for society. Most women want to regulate their reproductive capacity. It is in the interests of individuals and society as a whole to assure women ready access to effective birth control. Unfortunately, some women who want it do not have such access.