YouSpeak: Birth Control
Allow employers to deny coverage on religious/moral grounds?
Last month, the Obama administration announced that health insurance plans would be required to offer coverage for free birth control for women—a policy that angered many officials in the Roman Catholic Church and led one U.S. senator, Mike Johanns (R-Nebr.), to accuse the president of “trampling on religious freedom.”
Earlier this month, the Senate narrowly voted (51-48) to block a Republican proposal allowing employers and health insurance companies to deny coverage for contraceptives on religious or moral grounds.
The issue of contraception coverage is sure to remain part of the political debate in the months leading up to the November presidential election.
So, in this week’s “YouSpeak,” we ask: “Should employers be able to deny coverage of contraceptives?”
“YouSpeak” typically appears each Monday.
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