With Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood heading to the Supreme Court Tuesday to argue against providing their employees with health insurance that covers birth control using “religious freedom” as the reason, it’s a good time to remember that birth control is not, in fact, controversial.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I discuss three myths about contraception insurance coverage, and I talk with Adam Sonfield of the Guttmacher Institute about an under-covered aspect of the Hobby Lobby case. In another segment, I discuss a new HBO documentary that covers what life is like for a single mother living on the edge.
Vox Senior Editor Timothy Lee said that if an employer restricts contraceptive coverage, “people are free to pay for their own birth control.” Here’s why he’s wrong.
Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, breaks down what you need to know about the contraception cases that will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 25, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Sebelius.
It’s been said over and over again that birth control is “life-saving” for some women, who need it to aid conditions such as endometriosis and ovarian cysts. But people also, overwhelmingly, use birth control to do exactly as its name implies: to control their fertility. Let’s stop hiding some of the lives we fight for under a “tactical” shroud.
The leaders of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation have invited themselves into their employees’ bedrooms and medicine cabinets under the guise of religious freedom, and these bosses are seriously out of line.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Jessica Arons of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project discusses generic emergency contraception access. In another segment, I discuss how CPAC was, yet again, a wonder of misogyny and sex-phobia, and the pressure intensifies on the state level to end legal access to abortion.
No one should be forced to choose between her job and her dignity, but that’s what I feel I’m being forced to do right now.
On this episode of Reality Cast, RH Reality Check‘s Martha Kempner discusses the CDC’s decision to use the phrase “condomless sex.” In another segment, I discuss how the anti-gay bills cropping up around the country are a continuation of the same principle that justifies the attacks on the contraception mandate, and why Fox News keeps misrepresenting the Girl Scouts.
If CVS wishes to keep moving in the direction of providing health care, the women who patronize it need to know they can come in to the store for contraceptives and leave that same store with contraceptives in hand.