Thank you, Jezebel, for finally providing a bit of digestible information on how Obamacare will impact women. Indeed, it already IS impacting women, with 26.9 million of them already receiving preventative care free of cost under the Affordable Care Act, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Most of you already know the basics:
The Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to offer preventative health care free of charge. You must be insured by 2014 or you will pay a fee. Birth control will be covered free of charge — a fact that has created quite a hullabaloo.
These snippets of knowledge, however, still beg a lot of questions. Here are the answers to a few of them:
On April 5, a judge chastised the Obama administration for its conservative stance on access to emergency contraception. In a Freaky Friday-ish turn of events, Judge Edward Korman overturned a ruling restricting access to Plan B, ruling that it must be made available to females of all ages within 30 days.
That’s right. By next month, Plan B will be available over-the-counter to anyone. No ID required. That is, if the administration does not try to appeal the ruling.
March 15, 2012 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to Legislation
Information that women in Arizona may have to disclose to their employers in the future:
Were you ever convicted of a felony? What is your highest level of education? Do you take prescription birth control? If so why?
If the third item raised serious red flags for you, then you will likely take major issue with House Bill 2625. Proposed by Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko and approved by the Arizona House, the bill now awaits Senate approval.
Bill 2625 aims to grant employers in Arizona the right to deny birth control coverage for employees based on religious beliefs.
January 11, 2012 - Posted by admin to Legislation
Recently, Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum (R) made the news for his opinions regarding birth control and sodomy laws. His comments, made during an interview with ABC News’ Jake Tapper, were picked up by blogs across the country, which interpreted Santorum’s message as being in support of banning birth control and sodomy. While researching the basis for Santorum’s actual views, Birth Control News staff spent time further researching how birth control and abortion laws appear in America’s history and determine our rights today.
First: What He Really Said
It wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if Santorum, a pro-life, conservative politician and author of It Takes a Family, a book about family values centered on heterosexual relationships, had spoken out against abortion or sodomy. However, his comments