Karla - posted on 04/04/2012 ( 105 moms have responded )
Missouri is now the top contender for the title of most insane and most anti-women conservative state in America. On Thursday, Missouri Senate and House Republicans passed two bills that could cripple women’s access to abortion and contraception. One bill allows employers to deny coverage for contraception and abortion services for religious reasons and the other bill gives doctors, nurses, and pharmacists the same power.
According to St. Louis Today :
“The Senate passed a bill that would let employers deny health insurance coverage for birth control for employees who cannot prove a medical need for it.” On the same day, the House “passed a bill that would shield health care workers from participating in anything that conflicts with their conscience.”
One person commented:
If they truly believe this, why can employers only not cover birth control for religious reasons? Why can't an employer choose to not pay for blood transfusions, for example. Answer: because its about women's choices not religious "freedom".
In the United States we are regressing, not progressing.
Maybe this article was written with a slant, maybe it's not that much different than the old laws, I don't know. I do know that this is not going to make the Nation better in any way. I know that it's a farce to say this is about religious freedom.
Since when do employers have religious freedom and employees have none?