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Use Birth Control? You're Fired!

First, a bill that gives immunity to doctors who lie to couples about the results of their prenatal tests in order to prevent them from getting an abortion. Now, a bill that would give your boss the green light to fire you for using birth control. You think I am kidding? I wish. For a decade now, Arizona insurance companies have been required to provide coverage for contraception just like other prescriptions. But, because they saw an opening to score some political points, some politicians there are suddenly moving to take that coverage away from women and their families.

And we aren’t talking here just about exemptions for religiously affiliated employers like Catholic hospitals and universities. We are talking about authorizing secular, for-profit employers to deny a woman coverage for birth control if the employer doesn’t believe that she and her partner should be allowed to have sex without getting pregnant. Yup, that’s right. If the owner of the Taco Bell where you work opposes birth control, Arizona legislators want to give him a legal right to deny you insurance coverage for your pills.

Sadly, that isn’t even the half of it. You may want to sit down for this one. Arizona legislators know that whether or not her insurance covers it, a woman may get the prescription she needs to prevent an unintended pregnancy. They want to give her boss the right to control that too. The bill they are pushing would not only allow employers to take the insurance coverage away, but it would also make it easier for an employer who finds out that his employee uses birth control to fire her. You heard me right … to fire her. And I thought Rush Limbaugh’s comments were as low as you could go on this one.

Who the hell voted the Taliban into office in Arizona?

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  1. horsesofthenight reblogged this from mod- and added:
    This is horrifying and now I have fear shivers.
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  6. imagirlwithablog reblogged this from azspot and added:
    THIS COUNTRY IS FULL OF DUMB ASSES
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  11. myneglectedpage reblogged this from ragingbeard and added:
    Lol what? PROUD TO BE ENGLISH!! What I don’t understand about the US is that you’re called ‘The United States of...
  12. parrasaurus reblogged this from ragingbeard and added:
    Another reason why I absolutely hate this state.
  13. ragingbeard reblogged this from randomactsofchaos and added:
    This country is going to tear itself apart, piece by piece.
  14. altidude reblogged this from azspot and added:
    Who the hell voted the Taliban into office in Arizona?
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  19. mod- reblogged this from azspot and added:
    WHY ARE PEOPLE SO FUCKED UP
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  21. hairtrending reblogged this from justcrashheretonight and added:
    Easy, they never get screwed, unlike the rest of us!!!!!!!!!!
  22. justcrashheretonight reblogged this from hairtrending and added:
    i dont get it. so how are these politicians mistresses supposed to prevent pregnancy?
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