I don’t really care why people are on BC – I have been on it myself for health reasons! It had the side effect of also rendering me infertile while I was on it. But that’s not what the argument is about right? That women who need it for health purposes should have it for free? The argument is that women should be able to have it as contraception
, for free.
And again notice it’s just for WOMEN. Nobody has ever suggested making contraception free for men. Wonder why that is, hmmmmm?
I really am sorry if I came off super hostile in my post, OP. This is just a really frustrating topic for me. The people who want to force others to pay for their birth control, are often the same people who demand that the church “butt out” of the debate on abortion, gay marriage, and so on.
I mean, you can’t say “keep your rosaries off my ovaries” and “it’s none of your business what I do in the bedroom” and then turn around and say “by the way, after you remove the rosaries, I demand you pay so that I can have vaginal sex without the normal biological consequences.” Do people want religious organizations involved in their sex life or not? If you want them to use their money to faciliatate your sex life, then yup, they’re in your bedroom, and you invited them in.
And I’m also super frustrated by the fact that I don’t feel it’s ethical to use the resources of these religious institutions – take their scholarship money, accept the financial aid, cash a paycheck, list them on their resume – and then shit on them in public. Again OP, I really am sorry if I came off mean earlier but… You say you literally hate most Catholics and yet you feel you are getting a great degree from a Catholic school. I just don’t get it.
Believe me I sympathize with why you wouldn’t want to have to use a condom, stick to masturbation, anal, oral etc. I wouldn’t want to just do those things either. That would suck (no pun intended). But thing is, I’m an adult. I’m responsible for myself. I know where babies come from. If I want to have a particular type of sex, and don’t want to deal with the normal risks associated with that type of sex, then it’s up to ME to take care of that. It’s not my employer’s problem, my school’s problem, my parents’ problem… it’s me and my partner’s problem to solve, and pay for the solution.
If I’m reading your posts correctly, the regular Pill causes horrible blood pressure problems for you right? So you need a special type of Pill. Even if my insurance did cover the pill, in your shoes I would give some thought to a potentially safer alternative (implanon). Also if you know you don’t want kids, look up Essure. It is hormone free, non surgical and permanent.