Statistic Stating 98% of Catholic Women Use Contraception is a LIE
Here’s a surprise. The liberal left media industrial complex is lying to us. Again. Over and over.
Here’s some explanation from ChicagoNow:
The Guttmacher Institute, citing “confusion” over the statistic, on Wednesday posted the actual databehind it. It turns out it was based on a question that asked self-identified Catholic women who have had sex if they have ever used one of 12 methods of birth control. Jones, in an interview, said the women were asked to answer “yes” or “no” whether they had used each of the different forms; only two percent had said they had used only natural family planning.
In other words, a woman may have sex only once, or she may have had a partner who only used a condom once, and then she would be placed in the 98 percent category. Jones said the correct way to describe the results of the research is this:
“Data shows that 98 percent of sexually experienced women of child-bearing age and who identify themselves as Catholic have used a method of contraception other than natural family planning at some point in their lives.”
This isn’t completely reflected in the infographic above, so I guess it’s just going to remain one of those political riddles where one side says one thing, the other denies it, and anyone trying to figure out the truth gets lost in the weeds.
A longer explanation is available at Lex Communis.