tagged w/ a condom conundrum
Conservatives have been up in arms over a rule that requires health plans to provide birth control to women at no additional cost, accusing President Obama of waging a war on religion. While the rule contains a narrow exemption for religious institutions, large religious institutions that employ people outside of their faith are not exempt.
But here's the thing -- the Daily Kos notes that an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rule has required companies to cover birth control since 2000, during the Bush administration. The only changes? That contraception must be provided at no additonal cost and the religious exemption:
Oh, and that President Obama's plan allows for an exemption for religious institutions. The EEOC ruling does not, and nary a peep has been raised about that in 12 years.
So, why are conservatives so intent on making contraception an issue now?Conservatives have been up in arms over a rule that requires health plans to provide... more