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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:01 PM

I missed this last week, and so I figured I wasn't the only one: 45 & birth control access

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https://rewire.news/article/2018/11/08/trump-administration-moves-to-restrict-birth-control-benefit-and-abortion-in-post-midterm-attack/

Trump Administration Moves to Restrict Birth Control Benefit and Abortion in Post-Midterm Attack
Nov 8, 2018, 5:00pm Katelyn Burns

The Trump administration on Wednesday released a flurry of anti-choice rules in an apparent post-election attack on reproductive health access.

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury, and Labor announced two final rules granting nonprofits and some businesses the right to apply for religious or moral exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control benefit, which requires that contraceptives be provided without a co-pay. A third rule was proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which would require insurance companies to bill customers and collect payments separately “for the portion of the consumer’s premium attributable to certain abortion services,” which advocates say will threaten private insurance coverage for abortion care.

The birth control rules endanger the care of more than 55 million cisgender women and an uncertain number of trans and nonbinary people who depend on getting no co-pay contraceptive care through the ACA. While the birth control benefit already allowed for religious exemptions, the Trump administration has sought to further meet the demands of the religious right, which believes the previous exemption isn’t broad enough.

“These rules threaten to erode decades of progress in increasing women’s reproductive autonomy,” said Dr. Lisa Hollier, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), in a statement on the announcement. “The final rules follow an alarming pattern of medically unnecessary decisions in women’s health policy that, together, undermine women’s access to care and advance harmful, medically inaccurate rhetoric about women’s health.”


I'm sick and tired of hearing how "religion isn't necessarily bad." Like guns.

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Reply I missed this last week, and so I figured I wasn't the only one: 45 & birth control access (Original post)
lindysalsagal Nov 2018 OP
Ohiogal Nov 2018 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2018 #4
procon Nov 2018 #2
Hortensis Nov 2018 #3
Volaris Nov 2018 #5
Hortensis Nov 2018 #6
smirkymonkey Nov 2018 #7
lindysalsagal Nov 2018 #8
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2018 #9

Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:14 PM

1. I am also sick and tired

of these misogynists and religious fanatics getting to call all the shots on women's health care!

When will they ever "get it" that the best proven way to reduce the number of abortions is widespread use and access to birth control??

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:45 PM

4. Ah, my dear Ohiogal...

But it's not really about abortion per se--what these folks are after is control over women and what we are allowed to do with our bodies.

That's what they really care about: CONTROL. And that control comes from them.



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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:30 PM

2. That BS phrase, "stay in your own lane" comes to mind.

Don't use the power of the Federal government to forcibly inflict religion on anyone!

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:40 PM

3. Yes, this is the religious right. The stupid schmuck

imagines he's using them.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 03:30 AM

5. I love love love how PENCE is the ONLY ONE NOT trying to reach a hand to him

sums him up quite succinctly , doesn't it.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 04:56 AM

6. :) Trump's reportedly started asking around if Pence is loyal.

In another time and place, he'd have had Trump taken to the basement and shot long before.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 06:53 AM

7. Isn't this the guy who has forced many mistresses (and possibly wives) to get abortions?

And I am sure he made them be on birth control if he thought ahead of time. You know he does not like or want anymore children than he already has. What a disgusting hypocrite!

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 01:02 PM

8. Choice has always been a class issue: the rich can always

Fly to France for a safe, legal abortion. This is about keeping poor women poor.

Choice for politicians is merely a wedge issue.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 01:08 PM

9. "Choice" only seems to matter

when it comes to CHOICE of religion one chooses to believe/participate in.

And, of course, those whom CHOOSE not to believe/participate in any religion are just bad people.

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