The Simplest Math On Birth Control
From a tweet:
$2.75 Trojans or $19.99 Huggies? You make the decision.
I am not a social conservative by any stretch of the imagination. I am for gay marriage, legalizing prostitution and drugs.
As a self-employed writer, I have also paid for my own healthcare every month, out of my own pocket, since I joined an HMO in my 20s. A major mistake (of countless mistakes) of Obamacare is not untying health care from the workplace.
This leaves the problem of having your employer mucked up in what your health care will be. Although I am an atheist, as a civil libertarian as well, I support religious freedom, and the freedom to not do things your religion is against (within reason -- I don't think you should get to have some pork barbeque restaurant stop serving pork because it's forbidden in your particular superstition system).
What I don't understand is why anyone would think it's okay and right to force Catholic employers to fund birth control. Also, birth control is not very expensive, and also, if you can't afford it, you can go to Planned Parenthood and get it cheaper or maybe even free.
And organizations and people who support the use of birth control could also do that amazing thing and fund birth control for poor women.
Of course, along with birth control, there needs to be a values system of not having babies out of wedlock.
I laugh, looking back at how my mother, a number of times in my teen years, gingerly told me it was best not to have premarital sex. Premarital babies? Not even in the universe of possibility.