Trump just announced he will take away free birth control from up to 55 million women, claiming it promotes “risky sexual behavior.”
How ’bout you worry about controlling your own sexual behavior, and I worry about mine.
Women use birth control for everything from calming menstrual cramps to family planning to managing crippling pain from endometriosis. In fact, sex becomes a lot riskier without access to birth control.
Gosh, ya think?
This is just the latest attempt by the Trump administration to pander to right wing extremists who want to sabotage women
‘s health care.
FIFY. You’re welcome.
The good news is that we can still save free birth control for millions of women who need it. Insurance companies benefit from covering the co-pay–in part because birth control is vastly cheaper than childbirth or endometriosis treatment. Let’s make sure that every single health insurance company, starting with three of the biggest–UnitedHealthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Kaiser–hears from us right away.
Under a capitalist healthcare system, rights and access are dependent on a profit motive. Not on what is moral and good and the right thing to do. Not on laws or constitutions. Certainly not on the best health care practices. So we must desperately appeal to the bottom line of a parasitic, profit-driven industry, one whose notorious and egregious abuses are legion, and which in any sane and just society would not even fucking exist.
But here we are. Please sign and signal boost the petition if you are willing and able.