The mainstream media apparently thinks something like the following:
A 0% chance of Rick Santorum or the Catholic Church taking away your ability as an individual to purchase birth control is scary.
But a 100% chance of Barack Obama and the federal government forcing Catholics to purchase birth control (through insurance premiums) is just ducky.
This brand of liberal logic sounds familiar to me, because I hear it all the time from suburban parents. An infinitessimal chance that your child will be kidnapped by a stranger requires endless nanny-state interventions in things like Halloween. But a significant likelihood that public school sex education instruction and condom dispensing creates a climate where your children will engage in premarital sex... that's just good public health service.
We are a country that is way too susceptible to media-created boogeymen, and way too oblivious to real dangers around us.