Women's rights and the birth control pill fight | Arkansas Blog

Monday, February 6, 2012

Women's rights and the birth control pill fight

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Republicans sniff a winner — if Arkansas Republican instademagoguery is a guide — in the Obama administration's decision not to exempt religious institutions from providing contraceptive coverage in employee health insurance policies.

It shouldn't be controversial. The rule doesn't require those who don't believe in contraception to prescribe it or provide it. It doesn't require any woman to use contraceptives. It merely prevents health insurance discrimination against those who'd like to have coverage for birth control pills and other contraceptive devices.

The Planned Parenthood/Susan G. Komen example might provide some guidance about religious-based efforts to deprive women of basic health care that has no relationship to abortion (except that restrictions on contraception inevitably will lead to some abortions.) The overwhelming majority of American women have used contraception.

Some useful reading on the subject.

From USA Today.

From the LA Times

Tags: , , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • UPDATE: Amazon's HQ2: Today is Little Rock's big reveal. Likely a no-go

    Thinking positive in advance of Little Rock's announcement of its response to Amazon's request for bids to host a new headquarters. Perhaps it will just be an announcement for a new city promotional campaign.
    • Oct 19, 2017
  • UA is higher on Hogs financially this year

    The football team is off to a rocky start, but the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is nonetheless getting an added financial bonus from athletic efforts.
    • Oct 19, 2017
  • If Cotton tapped for CIA, then what?

    Times columnist Jay Barth speculates this week on the fallout should Sen. Tom Cotton be appointed as Donald Trump's CIA director (itself only speculation at this point).
    • Oct 19, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016
  • Police identify two women found fatally shot on Chicot Road

    Little Rock police have identified two women found dead of gunshot wounds in an SUV parked next to a vacant trailer in a mobile home park at 11500 Chicot Road.
    • May 16, 2017
  • The long and winding road: No exception yet for 30 Crossing

    The Arkansas highway department's representative on the Metroplan board of directors told the board today that the department is requesting an exception to the planning agency's cap on six lanes for its 30 Crossing project to widen Interstate 30 from six to 10 (and more) lanes.
    • Jun 29, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

  • UPDATE: Amazon's HQ2: Today' is Little Rock's big reveal

    Thinking positive in advance of Little Rock's announcement of its response to Amazon's request for bids to host a new headquarters. Perhaps it will just be an announcement for a new city promotional campaign.
  • Little Rock to reveal bid for Amazon headquarters

    Thursday is the deadline for cities to make a pitch for Amazon's second headquarters and Little Rock will unveil its proposal at a 10:30 a.m. news conference Thursday in the Venture Center in the city's Technology Park development on Main Street.
  • If Cotton tapped for CIA, then what?

    Times columnist Jay Barth speculates this week on the fallout should Sen. Tom Cotton be appointed as Donald Trump's CIA director (itself only speculation at this point).
  • Ole Miss apologizes to Houston Nutt, settles his lawsuit

    Tom Mars, attorney for Houston Nutt, the former Arkansas and Ole Miss football coach, called my attention this morning to news that Nutt had settled his lawsuit against Ole Miss officials for speaking negatively about him despite a no-disparagement agreement with the school following his departure as head coach.
  • Environmental group finds agricultural chemicals in Arkansas drinking water

    The Environmental Working Group released a report this week that asserts that the drinking water for about 200,000 Arkansans contains unsafe levels of chemicals related to industrial agriculture. Another environmental group has used the occasion to call for Tyson Foods to do something about it.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation