A reader writes:
As an ex-Catholic, now atheist, I don't think Romney's statement in last night's debate regarding Holy Communion is contradictory at all with his order on emergency contraception.
The Eucharist is a sacrament and teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. It is an article of faith within a private religious institution in which the government of Massachusetts has no interest regulating.
Emergency contraception is a medical procedure by which pharmaceuticals act to prevent fertilization and implantation of an embryo. It is a legal medical procedure in the state of Massachusetts. As a matter of public health policy as well as due process rights, the government of Massachusetts has every right and interest in regulating it.