Will Romney/Ryan ban contraception? If not, how did this rumor begin?
A point worth clarifying: Neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan seek to ban contraception. What they seek to eliminate is President Obama’s ‘contraception mandate.’
What is the ‘contraception mandate’? It forces insurance companies to cover birth control. In addition to possibly raising insurance premium costs (the more ‘medicines’ insurance companies are forced to cover, the higher premiums will be for you and me), what is so controversial about Obama’s mandate? That religious institutions — such as Catholic universities (hence the Sandra Fluke/Georgetown Law School showdown) — would be forced to include birth control under their health coverage policies, even if it goes against their religious beliefs.
Eliminating President’s Obama mandate would enable private religious institutions to adhere to their religious beliefs and would NOT significantly alter women’s access to birth control. In fact, for decades women have obtained birth control easily through their local drugstores, at reasonable rates, without insurance companies’ coverage. Nowadays, it’s even more accessible, with generic birth control pills priced as low as $9/month at Wal-Mart and Target.
Whether liberal or conservative, Romney-voter or Obama-voter, a clarification on this issue seems overdue.
Hope readers find this helpful. Just my two cents, hoping to spread some information on a matter about which there seems to be much misinformation.
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- jayelledubyoo said: Personhood amendment. Google it.
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- celtwithkilt said: Having a debate about whether it’s the tax payers’ duty to provide free health care is one thing. I think the point of this is that, contrary to the propoganda, the Republican party is not trying to ‘ban” contraceptions
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- inepo-enchi-nake said: Riiiight because contraceptive in hormone releasing pill form is a one size fits all kind of deal. I’m just gonna stroll up to my nearest Target Pharmacy and ask for an IUD.
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- almightycolon said: STOP POSTING ALREADY WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING
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- kunari said: I’m glad to see that many of my fellow Tumblr folks have already pointed out the errors in this post. I’ll just add that MissAdelgado didn’t verify the truth of previous bills and statements and positions of either Romney or Ryan.
- miish said: so many things not even clarified, just more lies and loops underneath romney/ryan’s campaigin
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- floatingthoughtlessly said: birth control is an essential part of women’s preventative health care & it costs $240-600 on average annually (PP website). you have to have a prescription to get hormonal birth control pills & it can cost $35–250 to see a dr & get the prescription
- 3dprintmeafucktogive said: I hadn’t really thought about the possible cost increase for covering generic drugs. I wonder how much that costs in comparison to taking care of premature babies or cesarean sections?
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- dogunderwater said: Citation on the ease of birth control access, please, because access to birth control is being restricted consistently through legislation for the past few years. Defunding programs like PP (300 million women get services annually) does this too.
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