I could title this "the birth control argument" because of the way things have turned. This is no longer the "ethical" argument brought out by the Catholic Church, although in many respects the church's argument was political moralizing.
The Republicans have now turned it into a dystopian fantasy, reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, about the "badness" of birth control, which has helped to elevate Rick Santorum.
How brilliant was the "concession" made by the White House? Brilliant enough that it gathered support from Sister Carol Keehan, head of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, who said that she was "very pleased"; brilliant enough that women who choose birth control will have coverage and, here is the magic phrase, the coverage will be "revenue-neutral."
If indeed the concerns are of an ethical nature, there should be talks about Viagra.
Wouldn't the access to such a drug be an incentive to engage in sexual activities for pure hedonism rather than procreation? I searched the Internet for answers, and there is no clear statement from the church. I look forward to any reliable source of information.