Legislation aims to prevent unintended pregnancies and improve women’s access to essential healthcare services. No matter where you stand on a woman’s right to choose, everybody wants to see fewer unintended pregnancies and abortions. Because we know that abstinence education doesn’t work — after all, biology is what it is, and people are inclined to have sex when given the […]Read more ›
On March 3rd, State Senator Bert Johnson (D, MI-02) and three other Michigan Democrats introduced Senate Bill 172 requiring the state health department to provide information about “emergency contraception,” otherwise known as the “Morning After” pill. The bill was referred to committee with no further action at this time, and probably not at any time under the current GOP-dominated legislature […]Read more ›
ACTION: Voice your support for the Obama administration’s proposed rule to protect birth control access
Less than one minute could stop corporations like Hobby Lobby from violating women’s reproductive rights. You may have heard the great news that the Obama administration has introduced a plan to make sure women continue to have access to contraception without a co-pay — one of the tenets of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that helps ensure that women don’t […]Read more ›
Don’t be deceived Hobby Lobby wants the conversation about their lawsuit challenging Obamacare to be about religious freedom, but if we communicate right, Americans will see it for what it is – discrimination and harm for the company’s female employees. “It’s our rights that are being infringed upon to require us to do something against our conscience,” says David Green, […]Read more ›
Consider how Citizens United has amplified the power of corporate interests in elections. A ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby would do the same to religion. Hobby Lobby wants to have its cake and eat it, too. A for-profit corporation, Hobby Lobby also wants to have the rights of a religious organization when it comes to providing birth control coverage […]Read more ›
Now you’re going too far
After the Obama administration bent over backwards to accommodate the Catholic Church’s complaint that having to provide health insurance to their employees that covers birth control, the Church threw it aside claiming it wasn’t good enough. Why? In part because it doesn’t allow any employer that wants to to impose his or her religious views on their employees.
My rant after the jump.Read more ›
Mich AG enters lawsuit over ins. coverage for contraceptives, plaintiff Tom Monaghan calls birth control “gravely immoral”
Your tax dollars at work
Domino’s founder and billionaire Tom Monaghan filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration late last year, fighting the mandatory coverage of contraception provision in the Affordable Care Act. Monaghan calls contraception use “gravely immoral” and doesn’t want to have to pay for his employees’ health insurance if the insurance covers birth control.
This 19th Century puritan is using his vast wealth to promote his religious “morality” and force others to abide by his rules. It’s not enough for him to make the personal choice not to use contraceptives. Instead, he feels the need to impose it on others as well.
Our far right conservative Attorney General here in Michigan, Bill Schuette, has now entered the suit, filing a brief in support of Monaghan’s moral crusade.
Details after the jump.Read more ›
Holy mother of goddess It’s almost impossible to believe this is true but Republicans that control Arizona’s legislature are pushing through legislation that will allow employers to fire employees who use contraception. You read that right: Legislation that will allow employers to fire employees who use contraception. The Republicans who control the Arizona legislature are pushing through a bill that […]Read more ›
Here there be monsters As I wrote about yesterday, Rush Limbaugh has finally lost it and gone completely off the rails. He has suggested that women that use contraceptives paid for by their insurance companies post videos of themselves having sex so that all of us can watch. But you know what? That was actually only part it. Here are […]Read more ›