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After years and years and years of women’s health care simply not being good enough, this victory feels particularly sweet. Not only is birth control coverage mandatory, but survivors of domestic abuse have more support and companies bigger than 50 are required to allow new moms to pump at work.
It is, in a word, awesome.
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Happy International Women’s Day!
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Things I did not know, but should.
They put up some awesome billboards in austin a few months ago showing the signs of a heart attack that women will feel. And I know they were effective because I was in the car when mando saw the billboard and said “Man I had no idea women had different symptoms for heart attacks!”
Way to go city of mine :)
Even better? A woman having all the “classic” (read: male) symptoms of heart attack is more than twice as likely to be sent home from the ER than to be checked out, EKGed, and examined.
Because we’re just hormone-addled hysterics. :-(
Whoa. This is incredibly useful information.
"Women know the financial, social and physical costs of not having access to basic health care. And make no mistake, contraception is basic health care. Yet the all-male panel at Rep. Issa’s congressional hearing on birth control coverage last week, at which no woman who disagreed with him was permitted to speak, exposed the persistent belief that women simply do not know what is best for them and are not qualified to comment."
One more reason to love Martha Plimpton. This is a great article.martha plimpton healthcare abortion planned parenthood womens rights feminism family planning politics celebs raising hope
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President Barack Obama’s decision to require most employers to cover birth control and insurers to offer it at no cost has created a firestorm of controversy. But the central mandate—that most employers have to cover preventative care for women—has been law for over a decade. This point has been completely lost in the current controversy, as Republican presidential candidates and social conservatives claim that Obama has launched a war on religious liberty and the Catholic Church.
In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that companies that provided prescription drugs to their employees but didn’t provide birth control were in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prevents discrimination on the basis of sex.
That opinion, which the George W. Bush administration did nothing to alter or withdraw when it took office the next month, is still in effect today.