Near-Universal Contraception Coverage Approved

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Near-Universal Contraception Coverage Approved
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 2:14pm

Seems like this would be a good thing. More contraception = less abortion, less people who can't afford - or don't want - babies actually having them.

"Today, in a huge victory for women’s health, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that most employers will be required to cover contraception in their health plans, along with other preventive services, with no cost-sharing such as co-pays or deductibles. This means that after years of trying to get birth control covered to the same extent that health plans cover Viagra, our country will finally have nearly universal coverage of contraception."

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/01/20/407994/obama-administration-approves-rule-that-guarantees-near-universal-contraceptive-coverage/?mobile=nc

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:38pm
Yep, me, too. No contraception, no abortion under any circumstances, personhood at the time of conception. It's completely crazy stuff and they want to force it on the rest of us.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:40pm
Ok, I just asked.. And I know abortions are only about 3% of PP, PP offers grants for health education in our schools too.....

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:41pm
Yes, PP does good work.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:44pm

Yup, we do a lot of worthy things.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:45pm

It is so hard to fathom people believing this should be law. It's right out of The Handmaid's Tale.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:46pm
I just read that book for the first time this year...and yes, you are right.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:47pm
March for Lifers believe that life begins at conception and ends at natural death.

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:48pm

I don't know how it was/is for you, but that is one book my mind will never shake. Scary stuff.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:50pm

As a society, setting such it at conception, giving personhood to a foetus is a dangerous action, one that effectively renders women second class citizens. As a feminist I damn well know we have an uphill climb still in many things, but we aren't legally declared second class citizens. This would do it.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:54pm

Yes. They also believe that there are no exceptions with regard to abortion and if a woman dies, that's just too bad.

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