Thursday, 26 January 2012
I couldn't be more excited about this new development from the Obama Administration.
Starting on August 1st, 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."
This is a huge step in our country. This will not only help to protect women's rights, but it is also a step towards making men and women equal in the eyes of the government.
Do you doubt the positive impact that this decision may have? Then read on.
According to Think Progress, "family planning results in better health outcomes for women and their children—a woman who has a planned pregnancy is more likely to be in better health when she gets pregnant and more likely to seek prenatal care, and children who are born at least two years apart are healthier. Family planning is also the most effective tool we have in reducing unintended pregnancy and the need for abortion."
Makes sense, right?
So thank you, President Obama. You're making steps in the right direction, and I appreciate the determination you've shown towards helping women.
So what do you think? Are you pro-free contraception? Do you think this a good decision, or a bad one?