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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Birth-control = Whore Pills, and could get you fired

Sometimes, politicians amaze me more than I ever thought possible. State Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona has proposed a law that would give employers the power to request that women being prescribed birth control pills via insurance provide proof that they're using it for non-sexual reasons. Since Arizona is an at-will employment state (employees and employers can break from the employment relationship with no liability), that means that bosses critical of their female employees' sex lives could fire them as a result.


In case the name Debbie doesn't give it away, she's a woman, which is insane to me. I'll be honest, sometimes I can contemplate that a man will never have menstrual cramps, will never birth a baby, and can produce a child and walk away from it, so it is easier for them to discuss birth control in a hands-off business way. But for a WOMAN to propose this bill is absurd. 

Concerned citizens are writing letters to Representative Lesko's office, here is the one my husband sent:

Hello,

I'm worried about the great state of Arizona lately.  Maybe I've watched too many weird sci-fi movies late at night, but it seems as if all the smart,intelligent people of the state have been replaced by aliens(irony) that hunger for feet, especially their own, which they then proceed to devour on a regular basis nowadays.  Now granted, I'm an old city-slicker with big city fancy ideals, but even on my elitist pedestal, I know it's a bad political move to suggest employers have the right to check if a woman is on birth control or not for employment purposes, citing it as "religious freedom". I can't blame you, you've been assimilated obviously, to the being that now inhabits you. There are a few things you're missing.  One is this cool thing called the Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act, or festively abbreviated as HIPPA.  This thing makes it illegal to compel patients to disclose details about their medical history.  There is this other thing called women.  You're one, remember?  See, in a election (this is were people like yourself pander for votes to get elected to positions of government), this "women" like to go out and vote.  You know what else they like to do?   Shhhh......................they like to have sex. Sometimes.................out of wedlock. They also like to vote as well.  More than us lazy men, am I right??  Ribbing aside, I don't think most women are going to vote against their own self interest, especially when employment is at stake.  I mean, we have the Muslim Terrorist Obama threatening all job makers with death if they start hiring, and various other  "facts" about him according to The South.  You're a republican in Arizona, which by default makes you a Christian Mother that is pro life, pro gun, pro death penatly, anti immigrant, and anti federal government.  Do you really want to be anti-women too?  Of course not!!  So for $45.95, I'll send Agent J and K to investigate and see just wants going on in Arizona.  Let's hope it's not too late!

Concerned,

Tim 

Did I marry the right man or what? ;-)


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5 comments

  1. That was one awesome letter. Great response. Especially the MIB reference. lol.

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  2. Wow, great post and letter.

    As a Brit I am a bit of a news junky and have been following these developments with disbelief. It appears that at every run up to an election the United states becomes fixated with the 'personal', that is, American women and their bodies. We have free heathcare in the UK (NHS) that affords any UK resident the right to access free, confidential medical treatment. Sexual health clinics are open to all and you can obtain contraception once you see a nurse or Doc. Like the States, we have one of the highest rates of teen pregancy and freedom of access to medical treatment such as these clinics is one such way of trying to tackle this and the corresponding levels of relative poverty. The sad 'truth' is, for many these bills often affect those who are the least represented in politics and thus more likely to fail in the lowest income percentile. If anything, an employer should welcome birth control as it allows them to avoid the disruption of unexpected matternity leave.

    -ramble over, I wish you good luck!
    BML

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  3. @BML - O totally appreciated your ramble! Thanks for commenting/reading :-)

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  4. Great atricle! I'm sorry "birth"-control used for non sexual reasons... Ok birth comes from sex, you cannot have one with out the other, and neither of those things are bad. And what if the woman is married? she still cannot use it? sooo many things wrong with this woman, starting with lack of compassion.
    kudos to your post & your husband for his letter.

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  5. @Karen - I guess they will only allow it if it's for regulation of cycle, or to reduce the severity of cramps. Either way, that proposal is so outrageous! A woman's personal medical choices should not be on display... Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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