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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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 11:24am
Yes, I think we've all be pretty clear on where we stand.
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Registered: 04-09-2011
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 11:22am

Like you don't know.

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 10:49am
busdriversam wrote:
And mine is the same as Nelle's


Whatever that is.

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

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 3:25pm
NO. Requiring ultrasound during the first trimester is ♦NOT ♦ a compromise position. It's a direct attack on Roe versus Wade which specifically prevented the state from imposing legal restrictions during the first trimester http://womenshistory.about.com/od/abortionuslegal/p/roe_v_wade.htm. Requiring that abortion providers scan women with ultrasound equipment is very much a restriction. In flagrant disregard of law of the land.

Your analogy is fallacious. Here's the more appropriate comparison. A driver is complying with speed limits but a policeman pulls the vehicle over and forces the driver to watch a video of what happens in a high-speed crash.

I don't know what you're referring to by "prevention intervention", but since you do not use the word "contraception", it sounds to me like you are endorsing abortion hurdles. We do NOT need more of them.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 3:19pm
And mine is the same as Nelle's
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 04-09-2011
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 1:15pm

Well, you must have an opinion, but that's fine.

Already stated.

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 1:02pm
nellewrites wrote:

Moot point, since the vast majority of abortions beyond the first trimester are for medical reasons.


Well, you must have an opinion, but that's fine.

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

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Registered: 04-09-2011
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 10:26am

I don't foresee Roe V Wade being overturned anytime soon, But the ultrasound bill certainly is a compromise for so many people who are on the other side of this issue... Look at it another way, laws are made to be followed and when you break the law then consequences result; If a driver is pulled over for speeding, h/she gets ticketed and pays a fine, hopefully the lesson is learned to not do it again; Look at abortion that way, have unprotected sex and make the choice to not carry the baby, an eyeshot of what you're destroying hopefully prevents the mistake from happening again.....

We need more prevention intervention, That's not discusssed enough.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 10:23am
See my response to jamblessedthree.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 10:22am
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As far as I know, only in the case of severe abnormalities of the fetus that would make it's very short life upon birth extremely painful or in the case of saving the mother's life. I don't know of anyone who thinks that late-term abortions under any and all circumstances are okay. That's the "middle ground" that you spoke of...abortions may occur until a certain point in a pregnancy, and at that point, the woman loses her "choice."

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I have no idea what this means.

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