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Read this one document to understand what the Christian Right hopes to gain from Hobby Lobby.
He thinks teens “do not care” about birth control. Of course.
Groups handed out misleading, anti-contraception literature at a conservative conference in Wisconsin this weekend, with great advice like “Be good to yourself. Don’t use the morning-after pill.”
- Oral contraceptives, or “the pill,” can cost $1,210 per year without health insurance.
- Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more on out-of-pocket health care costs than do men, in part because of contraceptive costs.
- Surveys show that nearly one in four women with household incomes of less than $75,000 have put off a doctor’s visit for birth control to save money in the past year.
- Twenty-nine percent of women report that they have tried to save money by using their method inconsistently.
- More than half of young adult women say they have not used their method as directed because it was cost-prohibitive.
- Nearly half of women ages 18–34 with household incomes less than $75,000 report they need to delay or limit their childbearing because of economic hardships they’ve experienced in recent years.
If we had 51% women in Congress, do you think we’d be debating access to contraception?
Sen. Kristen Gillibrand
I will confirm that I was energized, yes. As you can see from the reaction behind me, many women in this country are energized about this issue … I’m an American woman who uses contraception, so let’s start right there. That makes me qualified to talk to my elected officials about my health care needs.
The only woman who was invited and then prevented from testifying at a GOP hearing on birth control.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), dismissed Sandra Fluke (a third year law student) as an “energized” “college student” who was not “appropriate and qualified” to testify before his committee.
Republicans in Arizona boo CNN moderator John King for asking a birth control question during tonight’s debate. Add that to the laundry list of cheers and jeers at Republican debates.
There were almost too many “ugh”-worthy moments to count in Darrell Issa’s hearing on contraceptives last week (that notably didn’t include any women). Here’s the highlight reel, courtesy of video editor Jeff Spross.
– Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) use of self-aggrandizing posters of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Mahatma Gandhi.
– The ominous insistence that an honest disagreement over a health policy that’s already followed without complaint in multiple states and enjoys wide-spread support is a threat to fundamental American principles and liberties.
– A long and rambling speech comparing a fictional “national pork mandate” to important women’s health drugs.