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Contraception

With the advent of technologies that allow people to begin life outside the womb or end it the "morning after" fertilization, evangelicals have been rethinking their position on contraception. Some are simply more careful about its use, others reject contraception altogether. But while evangelicals have generally supported contraceptives, they largely opposed recent healthcare legislation mandating contraception coverage.

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  • Evangelical college's contraception lawsuit proves divisive | Al Jazeera America
    “There’s this external, out-facing argument to the federal government that ‘we believe these to be abortifacients, and this is part of our core religious identity,’ ” Leah Seppanen Anderson, a political science professor, said. “As an insider at Wheaton, I feel like we have not had that conversation.” She and most of the women she spoke with agreed that in their own lives, they would probably err on the side of not using emergency contraception. But Anderson said she’s simply not comfortable with the college making that decision for her, let alone presenting it to the world as a definitive evangelical value. “It seems like people at best aren’t sure, so why are we drawing the line on the sand on this issue?”
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    Hobby Lobby, however, is an arts-and-crafts chain owned by evangelicals. The stores pipe in Christian music, close on Sundays, and carry a number of home decor items with conservative themes.Eden Foods, by contrast, is a pioneer in the organic-food business and draws its most loyal customers from the nation's 140 food co-ops, whose members tend to hold more politically liberal views.

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