I Have A Say About My Reproductive Health. And So Do You.

by Amber on March 1, 2012

Right now, congress is debating the future of women’s health. They’re trying to decide how much access to birth control we should have.

It started as a reaction to the provision in Obama’s Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide access to birth control without co-pays or deductibles.

But it’s gone much farther. Blame it on the election if you want, but whatever the reason, certain key conservatives are claiming women shouldn’t have access to any birth control.

And that’s not all.

Right now, this very morning, two senators are bringing the Blunt-Rubio bill to the floor. If it passes, it will let employers—any employer—deny coverage for health services they object to. This is targeted at birth control, of course. But if it passes, your boss could deny you access to other preventive health services, including mammograms and cancer screenings.

In response, more than 80 organizations have banded together to form the Coalition To Protect Women’s Health Care. And they’re asking us—all of us—to make videos voicing our opinions about the Affordable Care Act and about women’s need for affordable access to birth control and other preventive health care services.

This has gone way beyond abortion, people. It’s time to make a stand—before we find ourselves without any control over our bodies at all.

Ready to join in? Upload your video to YouTube, then link it on the Coalition To Protect Women’s Health Care site. Or sign the petition supporting women’s right to make their own health care decisions on Barack Obama’s website.

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Rebecca March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

Awesome video. And I couldn’t agree more. Seriously, if MEN were the ones who got pregnant then….yeah, you could pick the stuff up for free anywhere.
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Meagan March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

Maybe the argument we need to make is that birth control keeps men from having to pay child support for the babies they didn’t want. Maybe that would seem like a deal – $40 a month vs. a lot more for the next 18 years.
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Anne March 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Wow. That is one very cool video.

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Amber March 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Thank you! It’s way outside my comfort zone, so I appreciate the support.

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Rebecca March 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

Perhaps you’ve heard his bit but maybe you haven’t. I just wanted to ask you to tell Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill that you do not want Rush Limbaugh to be honored or given any awards. (He said that if a woman took birth control pills she is a slut. He also said many other horrible things about women and their reproductive health.)

http://clairemccaskill.com/rushfixed

(I keep getting a ‘problem loading page’ error when I vote that I do NOT want to see Rush honored. Can you help out and see if you can get as many people to vote that they do NOT want this)
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