Planned Parenthood is urging women to talk to their bosses about paying for their decision to use birth control when they have sex.
The abortion vendor – which benefits from reimbursement by American taxpayers for distributing birth control – has launched a campaign to get bosses to commit to continuing to provide free birth control to women workers. This comes in the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to end Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate for employers with religious and moral objections to contraception, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) October 26, 2017
Dubbed #Fight4BirthControl, the campaign purports that women will be unable to access birth control with the reversal of the contraception mandate. Planned Parenthood states as well that women cannot advance in their careers without birth control that is paid for by their employers.
“Despite the fact that birth control is essential health care and key to women’s economic and social advancement, the Trump administration is hell-bent on getting rid of access to it,” the abortion vendor says. “Enough is enough. We demand birth control for all.”
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) October 26, 2017
However, a study released in March by the pro-reproduction rights Guttmacher Institute found that – since the Obamacare contraception mandate was inserted into the healthcare law – there has been “no change in levels of contraceptive use or in consistency of use among U.S. women at risk of unintended pregnancy.”
The study demonstrates that even when employers have been forced by the federal government to pay for women’s birth control, women are not using it more often or even consistently in order to pursue what Planned Parenthood claims is their “economic advancement.”
According to the study:
The lack of observable change in contraceptive use patterns may be surprising, given the many medical and advocacy groups hypothesizing that increased insurance coverage without cost sharing under the ACA would result in increased and improved contraceptive use. However, the authors note that cost is only one of many barriers to contraceptive access, and they highlight the need for research to identify other financial and nonfinancial barriers. Moreover, prior to ACA implementation, many women were already able to access prescription contraceptives with no cost sharing through publicly funded family planning services, including Medicaid coverage and Title X–funded family planning centers. It is possible that these preexisting safety-net services may have dampened the ACA’s potential impact on contraceptive use patterns.
Planned Parenthood is also launching a #BusinessforBC campaign that advertises the names of companies that commit to providing free birth control to their employees. The group is offering an Employee Toolkit to teach women “how to get your employer to keep covering birth control.”
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) October 26, 2017
“To stop this all-out attack, it’s going to take all of us standing up together and demanding that politicians and bosses stop interfering with women’s right to make their personal health care decisions,” Planned Parenthood says.
The new Trump administration rule provides full protection for Americans with religious beliefs and moral convictions and acknowledges that the contraceptive mandate concerns serious issues of moral concern, including those involving human life.
Though feminist groups claim the Trump administration is taking away women’s birth control – which can be purchased for relatively little expense – the Obama administration itself actually exempted at least 25 million Americans, through various exemption allowances, from its own rule.
The abortion lobby has been revving up its “war on women” rhetoric, using the age-old narrative that women are victims of men in government who are preventing them from obtaining birth control.
— NARAL (@NARAL) October 6, 2017
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL – the political lobbying organization for the abortion industry – said, “Giving our bosses decision-making power over whether and which birth control we can have goes the extra mile to be destructive and demeaning.”
However, it was the left that originally drew America’s business owners into women’s bedrooms when abortion advocate and former Obama administration HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius administratively inserted the contraceptive mandate into Obamacare, forcing employers to have to provide contraception free of charge – or else risk paying onerous fines.