• jcb

    FYI: It should be, “They should publicly acknowledge that they believe that church and state have more compelling rights over a woman’s body THAN she does herself”

     

    Otherwise, great piece. I agree 100%.

  • docroland

    But I’m not positive that “women have been forced to confront the fact that the right even to birth control, which they considered long settled, is more fragile than they realized”.

     

    The most recent issue at hand was whether or not insurance companies would be obligated to cover 100% of the cost for a 100% of those they insure, and I think reasonable people can disagree on that.  At no point did I ever think women I know wouldn’t be able to get birth control.

     

    But otherwise, as I said, interesting article.


  • docroland

    But I’m not positive that “women have been forced to confront the fact that the right even to birth control, which they considered long settled, is more fragile than they realized”.

     

    The most recent issue at hand was whether or not insurance companies would be obligated to cover 100% of the cost for a 100% of those they insure, and I think reasonable people can disagree on that.  At no point did I ever think women I know wouldn’t be able to get birth control.

     

    But otherwise, as I said, interesting article.


  • prochoiceferret

    The most recent issue at hand was whether or not insurance companies would be obligated to cover 100% of the cost for a 100% of those they insure, and I think reasonable people can disagree on that.  At no point did I ever think women I know wouldn’t be able to get birth control.

     

    So you don’t know any women who struggle to make ends meet, then. Unless, of course, you assume they can always put off paying their rent for a month or two to get their BC prescription filled….

  • crowepps

    Insurance companies?  I don’t remember any objections from insurance companies.  As I understood it, this regulation was put together with the cooperation and approval of insurance companies, whose actuaries have found that in the 28 states where State law has already required for years that  group health insurance policies include birth control, even for religiously affiliated business and universities, the total premium per person was an average of $100 less annually.

     

    Now there certainly were screams of anguish from religious leaders, outraged that some women might be able to escape pregnancy/punishment for sex, but most of us wouldn’t describe them as “reasonable people”.  The last time they were allowed to decide what should be done with women, they were burning them at the stake.

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