This week, I wrote about the uproar happening over having birth control in a vending machine at Shippensburg University. But the even bigger uproar you’ve probably heard about is how all businesses (including Catholic ones) have to provide health insurance. And health insurance companies have to provide birth control.
I wanted to make a few points on that, but it seems one of my favorite columnists beat me to the punch. So I’ll let him do the talking:
“The cost of birth control is one reason poor women are more than three times as likely to end up pregnant unintentionally as middle-class women.”
“I wondered what other religiously affiliated organizations do in this situation. Christian Science traditionally opposed medical care. Does The Christian Science Monitor deny health insurance to employees?”
“What if organizations affiliated with Jehovah’s Witnesses insisted on health insurance that did not cover blood transfusions? What if ultraconservative Muslim or Jewish organizations objected to health care except at sex-segregated clinics?”
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