Dissent of the Day

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.