By Angelice Romero |Staff Writer|
Full time employees, no matter what company they work for, should get free contraception from their health insurance providers.
It is less harmful to use contraception than it is to spread diseases and have unwanted pregnancies.
President Barack Obama has proposed that all employers should provide contraception to their employees through their medical insurance.
This became an issue for employers who do not believe in contraception for religious, conservative or moral reasons.
They fought against this issue, believing Obama should not force them to give medical insurance for something they do not believe in.
Recently, Obama and his administration have decided to provide a waiver for employers who have religious or moral beliefs against contraception.
The problem is, it costs much less for an employer to provide contraception through insurance than providing medical care for an employee who has an unwanted pregnancy.
Obama and his administration, no matter what their beliefs are, should not allow an exception for religious employers,
Nor should there be any religious influence on anything that has to do with contraception.
No matter what your religious affiliation is, as an employer there needs to be a separation of church and state.
Hobby Lobby is owned by David Green, a famed follower of the Christian faith, had filed a lawsuit against the Health and Human Services because they are opposed to giving their employees contraception.
Apparently, unbeknownst to these employers is the fact that birth control pills are actually for more than just keeping women from getting pregnant.
They are also prescribed for controlling menstrual pain, regulation and acne.
Giving contraception through medical insurance would help low income women to obtain birth control without having to worry about paying $50 or $60 dollars every month.
Although birth control pills are one of the cheapest contraceptives available, the pills themselves can cost a great deal depending on brand and quality, especially if you’re paying out of pocket.
The pill needs to be taken every day and each month you are suppose to buy a new pack of pills.
Why shouldn’t women be allowed to protect themselves as they please?
In reality, companies aren’t losing any money by adding free contraceptives to their employees’ health insurance.
The separation of church and state must maintain an attitude of neutrality toward religion, it also prevents the government from officially recognizing or favoring any religion.
This debate has become a debate between religious beliefs and women’s rights.
Companies that are arguing against free birth control through their health care insurance aren’t seeing the big picture.
They are ignoring the fact that people should have the right to do whatever they want with their body and that imposing their personal views on their entire company is a violation of our freedoms.