Does it matter why you’re on the pill? An Arizona Senate committee seems to think so, as they’re endorsing a bill that would let employers ask their workers whether or not their prescription birth control pills are for medical, non-sexual reasons.
Because if they’re not, that would mean women are using birth control pills to control whether or not they conceive! And to conceive, you’d have to be having sex, and if you’re having sex and maybe you’re not married or even if you are, that would indicate that someone on that committee thinks what you’re doing is wrong. Feels like a bit of a Rush Limbaugh, eh?
Arizona State University’s The Press newspaper says that the bill was put together by Senate Majority Leader Debbie Lesko, a Republican, and went forward with a 6-2 vote this week.
If passed, the legislation would then allow employers to deny coverage of birth control and other contraceptives under work-sponsored health insurance plans for religious reasons.
“My whole legislation is about our First Amendment rights and freedom of religion,” Lesko told the The Press. “All my bill does is [allow] an employer to opt out of the mandate if they have any religious objections.”
Planned Parenthood isn’t happy with Arizona, that’s for sure.
“The bill is part of the assault on women’s health care across the country,” Bryan Howard, president of Planned Parenthood Arizona, told the paper.
Excuse me, why are you taking that aspirin? Is it for a headache or is it because you’ve strained a muscle in the act of overreaching into someone else’s personal business? I need to know if I should be objecting or not.