Happy August, damn it!
Let’s do this.
I just heard that the Obama administration is fixing to announce that birth control will now be covered without a co-payment…
…and, like flies flocking to fresh shit, those opposed to reproductive justice are already gearing up to voice their opposition.
Prevention saves money and would dramatically lower the rate of abortion.
One key hurdle between women and prevention is access and cost.
Birth control helps prevent unplanned pregnancies.
If we expand access to prevention by making birth control available without a co-pay…taxpayers save money the rate of abortion will be reduced.
But wait…those opposed to reproductive justice aren’t trying to hear that.
The opposition points to emergency contraception (EC)…and their never-ending intellectually lazy and totally inaccurate quest to brand it as an abortion pill.
I know and you know that I know that you know that emergency contraception does not cause abortion…but those are facts and the anti-choice movement is nothing if not fact resistant.
I think the time has come to call the opposition out on what they are really saying – that birth control is abortion…all birth control, sans abstinence.
So it should come as no surprise that the opposition can’t speak of no co-pay birth control without bringing up the prohibition against taxpayer funds going toward abortion.
Yep…flies flocking to fresh shit.
The Obama administration is poised to answer the $11 billion dollar question pointed out in a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial…
…and the accuracy of that answer is a tremendous opportunity for us all.