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I generally try to stay away from politics but the controversy over the contraception mandate is getting ridiculous.

If you have your head up your ass, what happened is that Obama (horrible man that he is) decided that all employers should be required to provide contraceptive care. I think that this is great. However, for some reason, some people have turned this into some kind of religious issue. So Obama said that if a religious institution didn’t like it then they wouldn’t have to pay for the contraceptive services, but the women would still have access to it.

Then, this happened:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/rep-darrell-issa-bars-minority-witness-a-woman-on-contraception-2/

A whole panel of MEN came together as “witnesses” regarding something that most heavily concerns the rights and health of WOMEN.

Are we living in the 18th Century or the 21st? This is not a religious issue. This is not about the government trying to control our religious freedoms. This is about women having access to free birth control.

As a woman who uses birth control, I thought this mandate was great, because as expensive and sometimes stressful as it is to be on the pill, it is a thousand times less stressful and expensive as having a kid would be right now. I fully plan on having children within the next couple of years, but I think I have the right to choose when my family begins since I am ultimately the one the decision affects the most.

 

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