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Graves 1 Candace Graves Briley Comp II 17 November 2012 Contraception Coverage Imagine a world where women are able to get whatever birth control they want, not having to worry about what their insurance will pay for or what they can afford. With the new healthcare plan that is being put into place this could soon be the reality. But will there be repercussions after this new bill is put in place? There are many down sides of the new bill, and though contraceptives do help women in today’s society they shouldn’t be covered by insurance and should be paid out- of-pocket by the women who are getting it. Many didn’t expect to that birth control would ever cause a lot of controversy, but it was a huge issue in this year’s election. And it is being argued all over America. But why is it all of a sudden such an issue? It first became a problem when people found out that everyone even religious businesses and employers would be forced to provide “free” health care to everyone (Heagney 1). “Because the application of mandatory contraception statues to religious employers it creates a major issue” (Stabile 1). This was a problem for the Catholics that believed that they should be exempt from this new plan because it went against what they believed in. When they were told that they wouldn’t be exempt they became very upset. They were seeing this as an issue of religious freedom rather than women’s rights; they did not believe
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Graves 2 that it was fair that they were being forced to do something that is against what they believe in. Many looking in on these issues say that it is really about the separation between church and state. Even after the President attempted to compromise, by letting the coverage of birth control be determined by the insurer, it didn’t please the people that were against it (Heagney 1). And with the recent election just ending the issue became huge when campaigning. People were really starting to do their homework and find out all the things in the new Obamacare plan that they didn’t know before and they aren’t happy to find out how this all will affect them. It is clearly an issue of both religion and women’s rights; while it’s a women’s right to buy contraceptives it’s not the government’s right to tell everyone that they need to pay for it so it can be covered by insurance. But could it also be an issue of economic problems?
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