Near-Universal Contraception Coverage Approved

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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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Sun, 01-22-2012 - 6:45pm

If we're going to talk ideology, let's at least be on the same page.

 

 

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Registered: 04-09-2011
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 7:23pm

I can't believe what I'm reading... The man is only allowed to offer up an opinion but the woman makes the final call? If we're talking about the same man who gets the woman pregnant then he should have equal rights in what direction the pregnancy takes. And don't forget the double standard that sounds like then too, isn't it all about the man owning up and taking responsibility if she keeps the child then? This is such a sad, unfair issue all around!

Would you show me where in the US men have a legal say in whether a woman carries or aborts?

Another person having say over our bodies is what is astounding. In practise, many women include their partner in the decision process, but legally, the call is hers. Now I'm well aware some folks would like to change this, since patriarchy only controls everything else, may as well control this as well.

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Registered: 04-09-2011
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 7:26pm

Actually... no. As mentioned by me and others, many - most - women in relationships discuss her course. In case of disagreement, the decision is hers. How in bloody hell would you handle such a dispute, with an arbitrator?

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 7:39pm
"Mutual ideals" wtf? Some sex is solely about mutual sexual gratification, there is no previous commitment to " bring a child into this world". No ideals, just fun.

The decision is the onus on the person actually carrying a fetus to term or ...not.
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Registered: 02-28-2008
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 7:43pm

thats fine as long as you get that it is her right to be at a pp clinic and that it's not up to you or anyone what happens to her life.

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 7:46pm

The law says I dont't need the consent of the father to terminate a pregnancy but when i chose not to terminate the father was no where to found so what about that?

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 7:49pm

Then i will tell you the right they have is to make sure women have access to CONTRACEPTION that is the topic here contraception and I really dont get how men can be offeneded by the fact that a woman is getting needed care.

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 7:53pm

uhhh thank you !!!!!!

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 10:02pm

Sorry, but that was dead on topic. I was speaking directly to the actions that were taken to bring this about.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 10:15pm
goddessofpeace wrote:

Then i will tell you the right they have is to make sure women have access to CONTRACEPTION that is the topic here contraception and I really dont get how men can be offeneded by the fact that a woman is getting needed care.

It's not about who has what right, it's about the federal government over stepping their authority.

And who are you talking about, anyway? the right who has to make sure women have access to contraception? The government? The private company? And since when do women not have access to conraception if their healthcare doesn't cover it? Do they have access to food without coverage?

And what "men" are you speaking of that are offended by women getting needed care?

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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