The White House is rightfully calling Blunt’s anti-contraception amendment exactly what it is. Dangerous.
“Let’s be clear about what’s at stake,” said Carney. “The proposal being considered in the Senate applies to all employers — not just religious employers. And it isn’t limited to contraception. Any employer could restrict access to any service they say they object to. That is dangerous and it is wrong. Decisions about medical care should be made by a woman and her doctor, not a woman and her boss.”
The measure, proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) would amend the Affordable Care Act to allow any employer to exclude any health service coverage, no matter how critical or basic, by claiming that it violates their religious or moral convictions. Moreover, according to the National Women’s Law Center, the amendment would remove critical non-discrimination protections from the Affordable Care Act. For instance, an insurer could deny maternity care coverage to a same-sex couple, an interracial couple or a single woman for religious or moral reasons.
Just a reminder. The anti-choice party is taking a position that will increase unwanted pregnancies. They’re not very bright. And I hope none of them are wasting sperm without conceptions taking place, or else they’re doomed.
I think most Americans understand the basic idea about birth control: if you think it’s immoral, don’t take it, but get out of the way of people who choose to use it. End of story.