Some excellent news from Jessica Arons:
Today, in a huge victory for women’s health, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that most employers will be required to cover contraception in their health plans, along with other preventive services, with no cost-sharing such as co-pays or deductibles. This means that after years of trying to get birth control covered to the same extent that health plans cover Viagra, our country will finally have nearly universal coverage of contraception.
Opponents of contraception had lobbied hard for a broad exemption that would have allowed any religiously-affiliated employer to opt out of providing such coverage. Fortunately, the Obama administration rejected that push and decided to maintain the narrow religious exemption that it initially proposed. Only houses of worship and other religious nonprofits that primarily employ and serve people of the same faith will be exempt. Employers covered by the rule will have a year to comply.
This is why I’m supporting Ron Paul.
Someone should forward this to Dana Milbank and try to explain to him which side was fighting to reduce unwanted pregnancies and which side was working to increase them. Anyway, I’m sure that would all change if pro-choice activists would sit down with Focus on the Family and tell them to cut the bullshit.