President Obama will decide at any moment now whether to keep birth control coverage in place for millions of women. The President has been a great supporter of women’s health — but he’s facing tremendous pressure from anti-choice groups and religious leaders to exempt religiously-affiliated hospitals, universities, parochial schools, and other organizations from offering their employees coverage for birth control with no co-pays (no cost!). That means millions of women and their dependents would lose access to this wonderful benefit.
Coverage of birth control with no co-pays is one of the most popular benefits of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). At a time when many families are struggling with high health care costs, affordable birth control is a tremendous benefit. The reality is, one in three women voters (34 percent) have struggled to afford prescription birth control at some point in their lives.
Come on, Mr. President: do the right thing!
For more reading on the attempt to eliminate birth control coverage, read this article from The Huffington Post.