Could prescription birth control—whether the pill, an IUD, or a diaphragm—soon be free of cost for most American women?(via Brad DeLong)
Polls suggest the majority of Americans would support such a policy. But the Daily Beast has learned that many conservative activists, who spent most of their energies during the health-care reform fight battling to win abortion restrictions and abstinence-education funding, are just waking up to the possibility that the new health care law could require employers and insurance companies to offer contraceptives, along with other commonly prescribed medications, without charging any co-pay. Now the Heritage Foundation and the National Abstinence Education Association say that, like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, they oppose implementation of the new provisions.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Abortion and birth control
The Coming Birth Control Battle