First, because I agree that the issue isn't really contraception but religious liberty. And that's an issue for everyone no matter what you believe. Christian, Jew, Muslim, New Ager, Mormon, Atheist...it's for everyone.
Second, because I want to introduce you to the Manhattan Declaration.
The Manhattan Declaration is a non-partisan statement of conscience in defense of human life, traditional marriage and religious freedom.
I'm simply making you aware of this "statement of conscience" to help you better think through your own positions on these issues and maybe even learn something along the way. I know I have.
Below is a quick email from Chuck Colson. A White House insider during the Nixon administration turned federal prisoner turned born-again believer, his story is truly inspiring. As a result of his background, he has a pretty unique perspective when it comes to the crossroads of church and state.
I encourage you to read it and then check out the Manhattan Declaration website.