When it comes to mergers with non-Catholic health systems, it appears abortion is the one rule they won’t compromise on.
It’s bad enough that a victim of sexual assault was jailed for an outstanding warrant when she went to report her rape. But being denied emergency contraception by her guard? No wonder she’s suing.
Apparently the 20-week ban and Medicaid abortion bans were just the warm up act. It seems a congressman who earlier angered anti-choicers may be sponsoring a bill to get back in their good graces.
The senate may not have been able to pass a bill allowing employers to decide what health insurance can or can’t cover, but the Missouri legislature may do it themselves.
A rape victim is turned away because there is no one on staff able to examine her.
What if doctors and pharmacists got to decide which conditions they wanted to treat, just like they get to decide with reproductive health?
As long as the pharmacists “thinks” the drug could cause an abortion, well, that’s good enough reason to refuse to dispense it.
A handful of Republicans bucked their party to defeat the bill.
The fight against birth control coverage smacks of theocratic thinking – the notion that government ought to be ruled by or subject to religious authority. Clearly we need a much more inclusive conversation about religion and reproduction.
If religious employers are allowed to refuse to cover birth control, the group has gathered some asprin to help out.