The non-partisan Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on Tuesday recommending that birth control be classified as preventive medicine under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The IOM says such a change would lower the rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion, help women better space out their pregnancies, and spur a number of beneficial health developments for women.
If the Department of Health and Human Services adopts this guideline, insurers would have to cover 100 percent of the cost of contraceptives, with no co-pay.
This needs to happen. Many women can barely afford their birth control because of how expensive it is. How on Earth are they then supposed to afford a baby?
I’m currently in a fight with a libertarian over this very subject.
I’m going to guess that that libertarian does not have a uterus. I’m also going to guess that that libertarian did not wait on the phone for an hour with their incredibly expensive free market insurance company only to learn that the IUD that is not even their first choice method of birth control is not covered, because their policy is that contraception is not a medical, but a pharmaceutics expense.
If that libertarian would like to sit down with me face to face and tell me why I should have to pay $1200 for a temporary contraceptive procedure to avoid being knocked up, please tell him to name the time and place.
BC needs to be 100 % free.
dear anti-choice / anti-uterus moralizers: you fuck you you want and the rest of us will do the same. stay out of my genitals and don’t even start with your god and morality horseshit. attacking the agency and rights of uterused persons is cowardice, siding with a mob of bullies, inflicting cruelty on others in exchange for table scraps.
furthermore, you either absolutely lack the decency to be honest about your judgments and intentions or you are completely unthinking and following the orders of wealthy men who profit from your blind obedience. which means that you are either amoral or incompetent.
you save nobody when you steal freedom. not even yourself.