Law Will Allow Employers to Fire Women for Using Whore Pills

Krista - posted on 03/13/2012 ( 49 moms have responded )

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From Jezebel:



A proposed new law in Arizona would give employers the power to request that women being prescribed birth control pills provide proof that they're using it for non-sexual reasons. And because Arizona's an at-will employment state, that means that bosses critical of their female employees' sex lives could fire them as a result. If we could harness the power of the crappy ideas coming out of the state of Arizona, we could probably power a rocket ship to the moon, where there are no Mexicans or fertile wombs and everyone can be free to be as mean a cranky asshole as they want at all times! Arizona Heaven!



Yesterday, a Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed Republican Debbie Lesko's HB2625 by a vote of 6-2, which would allow an employer to request proof that a woman using insurance to buy birth control was being prescribed the birth control for reasons other than not wanting to get pregnant. It's all about freedom, she said, echoing everyone who thinks there's nothing ironic about claiming that a country that's "free" allows people's bosses to dictate what medical care is available to them through insurance. First amendment. The constitution. Rights of religious people to practice the treasured tenets of their faiths, the tenets that dictate that religious people get to tell everyone who is not of faith how they're supposed to live, and the freedom to have that faith enforced by law. Freedom®.



Further, Lesko states, with a straight face, that this bill is necessary because "we live in America; we don't live in the Soviet Union."




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Jenni - posted on 03/17/2012

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Megan, escorts don't receive health insurance from their employer. In most places they are contract workers or considered self-employed. Also, it certainly wouldn't be in the best interest of their employer to fire them for taking birth control. A pregnant escort is probably not best for business, not to mention having the baby would mean she couldn't work for some time after birth.

Johnny - posted on 03/13/2012

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This isn't about birth control really. It is about changing the culture back 50 years. If women can not access birth control, they can't prevent pregnancies. So either they have to stay virgins (WIN!) or they have to pop out baby after baby after baby and stay at home to look after them (WIN!). That will pretty much return things to the 1950's. None of those bothersome harpies in the office.



And the women who support this shite?



Women who know their husbands are just waiting for the next hot secretary to cheat on them with.



The men who support this shite?



Either they are gay and don't want women bothering them for sex. Or they really like women barefoot and pregnant at home. Or they like popping young secretary's cherries.

Any way you slice it, they belong in Mad Men.

Jenny - posted on 03/13/2012

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I'm kind of disappointed that AZ women are tolerating this shit. You try that in BC and the streets would be littered with men who supported it either holding their kicked in junk or their very blue balls. Either way, shut this shit down ladies! The men aren't going to do it for you apparently. The whole thing is mind boggling.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/13/2012

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What is with all these crazy laws lately popping up about what the fuck I can and cannot do with my uterus in certain states? This is unreal. I am moving to Canada.

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Christina - posted on 03/27/2012

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i think its just crazy. and when did insurance start covering birthcontrol. i dont think any of my insurances ever covered mine when i did take it

Christina - posted on 03/26/2012

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oh see i would love to have fun with this one. i can go into some nasty detail bout having my kids that even would make a women feel grossed out. i wish they would bring some crap like that to me at my job. and im sure i could give some great detail about how bad my periods were before they took my uterus out too.

Nataschia - posted on 03/26/2012

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I was on birth control then had two kids then got my tubes tied I wanted my kids when me and my partners decision was and was ours alone that's NOONE elses buisness

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/17/2012

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Eh it was worth asking considering the ridiculousness of the law in the first place.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/17/2012

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I don't know how relevent or appropriate or even logical this post will be but, what if the women are employees at a Cat House? I don't even know if that's legal in AZ, but it was worth asking.

Jaime - posted on 03/17/2012

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Arizona must be out of things to do if their main focus is vagina legislation. Not cool!

Krista - posted on 03/17/2012

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Technically, no. But...it wouldn't be hard to decide to "restructure", let that person go, and then wind up hiring someone to do almost the same job.

Tracey - posted on 03/17/2012

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Assuming you do your job properly how exactly could your boss fire you for having sex? Is it in anyone's contract that they cannot have sex outside work (or at work)? Can employers fire you because they don't like your lifestyle choice if it has no effect on your ability to work?

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Oh fucking hell- One of the reasons I hate living in Arizona. And sad to say the posposed bill will more han likely become a law when the cunt of a governor signs it. The bill was proposed by a high and mighty asshole who has no business lesgislating a woman's health. But the news was all over it citing the privacy violations. Another slap in the face for a woman seeking the birth control pill. I really doubt too many employers will actually WANT to see a doctor's note though. JMO.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/14/2012

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LOL Emma, same here. I can have conversations about how to change ostomy bags and how so and so threw up on the carpet.



Naked people feh... try half naked men who walk around with a t-shirt for pants.

Stifler's - posted on 03/14/2012

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I have always worked in the health industry so we see people naked non stop, it wouldn't bother them lol

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/14/2012

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Emma, I'd hope it would bother my employer to hear about my migrains brought on by my menstral cycle, my extremely painful cramps and the high blood pressure that makes it necessary to have an implanted birth control. Because that way he or she would never ask again.

Stifler's - posted on 03/14/2012

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It wouldn't really bother ME to explain to my employer about the heavy irregular period and acne. It might bother a lot of others and I can understand that.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/14/2012

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I doubt this would pass since it violates HIIPA laws in all fifty states. Your employer is not allowed to ask about what medications and your health background. And no doctor is allowed to reveal any medical information without your consent.



If this bill did pass, it would be followed by quiet a few discrimination lawsuits.

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I agree with Krista here, aside from the firing, why does your employer have any right to know medications you take?

Krista - posted on 03/14/2012

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So Amy, you would have absolutely no problem with having to disclose your private medical conditions to your employer?

Amy - posted on 03/14/2012

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*sigh* Probably will get in trouble for this but...the law wouldn't bother me. If an employer would be petty enough to fire me based on birth conrol instead of my job performance then that is their right just as it is thier right to be stupid enough to fire me for being a woman etc. I can't imagine that there are really that many employers that would even care about birthcontrol honestly & if they are a "fire at will" then tecnically they already can fire you because you wore blue & the boss hates the color blue, so I just can't see that even if the bill passes (huge if) it making a difference in who is employed vs not employed

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Personally, I would think most employers would be chomping at the bit to FORCE their female employees to take birth control pills. No maternity leaves. No absences because the kids are sick.

Tracey - posted on 03/14/2012

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Does this bill cover all medications & requires explanations of all and any medical conditions suffered by employees or just contraceptives?

Mary - posted on 03/14/2012

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Jen brings up a great point about this being a flagrant HIPPA violation.



As for me - I'm starting to think I may never leave the state of Maryland ever again, for fear that whatever the hell is happening in some other states may be contagious. I think I may start lobbying the state government to construct something akin to the Great Wall of China along our borders to keep the crazies out - especially our neighbors next door in Virginia!

Tracey - posted on 03/14/2012

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Would have thought most employers are far to embarassed to listen to details of their employees reproductive issues whether sex or period pains. If I had mentioned this to my old boss he would have run out the room with his hands over his ears.



Does this also cover Viagra and men's meds, would love to see a man go to his employer and say "Hey boss I need this cos I can't get it up"

Stifler's - posted on 03/14/2012

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I'm glad I pay for my own private health and get to choose what I am covered for. I don't really understand the culture of employers paying for it and deciding on the cover. Everyones individual needs are different. The USA really needs universal health and this will all be over.

Becky - posted on 03/13/2012

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WTF?? So if you're married and don't want any more children (or any children), you just have to stop having sex with your husband? Or do they want us all to be the Duggars? Never mind the number of FASD, drug addicted, homeless babies you are going to have because the women who should never become mothers can't take the pill and remain employed! What kind of morons support this?? How do these laws not get laughed out of congress (or wherever) before the first reading is even halfway through?? Seriously, I don't get how this shit even gets considered!!

Johnny - posted on 03/13/2012

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It doesn't seem very free anymore at all. Although, I have felt that I have more freedom than most Americans do for years, so it's not that much of a shock. The only thing they have more rights to do are to carry guns and use hate speech. Okay.

Kelsey - posted on 03/13/2012

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all iv gotta say right now is that im soooooo happy i live in canada where nobody is trying to pass such silly rules about bc and abortions and god even knows what else

Sally - posted on 03/13/2012

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I always believed that the USA was the land of the free. I am now begining to believe that the free bit is only if you don't have a fanny(it doesn't mean bum in the Uk) so it is a bit rude ,sorry. Think its time for you all to start burning your bras again. I just cannot imagine this clap trap ever being used in our elections. These sort of bills and politics make the US look like a joke. Sorry girls but you got admit your really have some nutters.

**Jackie** - posted on 03/13/2012

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OH I'm glad you guys thought my comment was funny but I do want to apologize if I have made anyone uncomfortable. I should have said that I was about to give too much info. Sorry but glad you guys are as silly as me lol

Jodi - posted on 03/13/2012

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Jackie, just make sure you drop off each tampon or pad at your boss's desk for your proof! Might get them to back the fuck off REAL quick.



I cannot believe this. Everytime I hear of one of these news laws trying to be passed, I swear that nothing new can shock me...and each time a new one arrives, I am shocked.



I am apalled, I am disturbed, I am infuriated, but above all, I am so incredibly dissapointed in my fellow Americans.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/13/2012

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I'll just wear none, see if they like that one... LOL God I would probably be sacrificed! bahahaha



Dick heads!

**Jackie** - posted on 03/13/2012

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oh good because I am slowly working my way to them lol I'm all about the boy shorts now. lol

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/13/2012

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Jackie - that will be the next bill to be brought forth. All women better start buying Grannie's!

**Jackie** - posted on 03/13/2012

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Wait....I'm trying to get this. Ok let me explain my situation. When I was 14 I had to be put on BC to regulate my period. SO if I lived in AZ and I got on BC.....I would have to show my boss the proof that I have a heavy and irregular flow? COME ON. Should I let him know the color of my panties and the last time I took a poop, too!?

Krista - posted on 03/13/2012

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My guess is that they were driven completely 'round the bend when Obama got his healthcare bill passed, and so they're trying to undercut it, and thought that doing it while armed with Bibles would be a winning strategy.



Turns out, not so much...

Krista - posted on 03/13/2012

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Yup. So if you live in Arizona, and want your company's health insurance to cover the pill, you have to tell your employer WHY you need it. If it's for PCOS, then sure. If it's for you to have teh sex, then no go.



Who cares about the privacy rights of a bunch of sluts anyway, right? We don't want the company's religious freedoms to be infringed upon!!!

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/13/2012

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Stupid! All I could say is I would be packing up and moving!

**Jackie** - posted on 03/13/2012

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I just spit out my coffee when I read the headline.



I am speechless but I am going to thank Rebecca for putting my thoughts into words. Wow

I'll return later...I got nothin'. Wow

Mrs. - posted on 03/13/2012

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Saw this on facebook a bit ago.



WTF?



Seriously, I LOVE AZ. I went there for my honeymoon and fell in love with it. However, it looks like I should wait to live there until I can no longer reproduce. Either that, or all the assholes need to be removed and all the open minded, pro-women, hard working, single moms need to take over their homes and populate it with people who deserve to enjoy what AZ has to offer.



There is nothing I loathe more than a woman who supports shit like this. She is making money and finding her standing on the backs of other women who want nothing but free choice over their own medication and birth control. Bullshit.

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