Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Stop the Blunt Amendment

 The Republicans in DC are trying to let employers use "religion" as an excuse to not cover birth control.  They want to let your boss decide whether or not you have access to reproductive health.  The US Chamber of Commerce is going to love this one.  Worse the amendment is so loosely worded that many employers could use "religious beliefs or moral convictions" as an excuse to avoid covering many medical conditions.  27 Senators have signed onto this outrageous discriminatory amendment.  Mitch McConnel is leading the fight to take this country back to the dark ages.  Senator Ben Nelson is the only "Democrat" to sign onto this terrible bill. 
Elizabeth Warren talked to Slate about the Blunt Amendment:
“This is an all new attack on health care. Any insurance company could leave anyone without health care, just when they need it most... This is an extreme attack on every one of us. It opens the door to outright discrimination. It would let insurance companies and corporations cut off pregnant women, overweight guys, older Americans, or anyone — because some executive claims it’s part of his moral code. Maybe that wouldn’t happen, but I don’t want to take the chance.”

The full text of the Blunt Amendment

Planned Parenthood Petition to Congress

I don't want my boss telling me I can't have insurance coverage for birth control -- but that's exactly what some members of Congress are trying to put into law. It's 2012, and 99% of sexually-active women rely on birth control at some point. Trying to block access to contraception is offensive, wrong, and totally out of touch. Tell Congress to back off on birth control:
Contact your Senators through the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Credo petition: to your representatives in Congress

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1 comment:

  1. Why all the fuss about contraception when Medicare pays for penil implants and erectile dysfunction which certainly is only for sex for pleasure not for creation.