Monday, March 05, 2012
Opinion: why LGBT people should care about the contraception "debate"
Leslie J. Calman has an op-ed in the Washington Blade that I wanted to pass along, “Women should make birth control decisions”. This is in reference to the flap of making sure that employer health insurance policies cover contraception for women (at least indirectly, as with Obama’s solution.) The writer encourages the reader to think about other applications of this kind of logic. Employers could refuse to cover vaccines for STD’s in the future (including one for HIV if every available). Religiously affiliated hospitals could deny LGBT partners visitation rights on their own “moral” grounds, at least in states without gay marriage.