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 - 2:18pm
Yes, this is an excellent thing.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 2:19pm
It's nice to know that at least this administration is looking out for all women in this country, something that certainly wouldn't happen under a Republican administration with the current crop of GOP candidates.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:05pm

I know some will make noise over this; every week I stand feet away from someone holding a 'the pill kills' sign. Yet pro-life and pro-choice folk should be able to rally around reducing unwanted pregnancy. Those that don't are extremist who won't find anything positive unless we implement draconian measures.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:18pm
Is this traditional contraception or does this include the morning after one too?

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:20pm
Which sign is that referencing, the regular pill or the morning after thing? Our church bus leaves for the march for life this weekend and my daughters have begged to go.. We can't this year but I hope they get to experience that ONCE.

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:21pm
It should be both. The "morning after" pill IS contraception.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:22pm
I'm guessing regular contraception. http://thepillkills.org/
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:28pm

The sign says 'the pill kills' there is no other wordings, no caveats. They mean contraception kills, carte blanche. They stand there and shout at arrivals, and that is their right, but the comment that really launches me is 'they just want your money!'

Mkay, 97% of PP revenue is not abortion services related, only 3% is. Further, I'm a volunteer, so what am I doing there if 'we just want your money?'

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:28pm
It doesn't look like the March for Life people believe in contraception:

"The life of each human being shall be preserved and protected from that human being's biological beginning when the Father's sperm fertilizes the Mother's ovum, and"

nor does it look like it matters if a woman's life is in danger, there are no exceptions. If the woman dies, oh well.

"Although a pregnant mother and/or her preborn child may die, there is no justification in the law of God or man for the intentional killing of even one innocent born or preborn human in existence at fertilization. NO EXCEPTION! NO COMPROMISE!"

http://www.marchforlife.org/content/view/16/65/
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:30pm

That sends shivers through my back.

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