"Ninety-eight, ninety-nine percent of women have taken contraception in their lifetime.
This is common health care for women, and they should not be told by their bosses what
medicines they are allowed to take."
Saying she spoke with the president yesterday,
"He shares our values, he shares our goals, he's committed to making sure that all women
in America have access to affordable birth control."
Earlier the senator's office released this press release, saying:
“We Will Not Stand for This Massive Overreach To Undermine The Ability of Women to Make
Their Own Decisions”
Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement
today after a USA Today story today revealed the extent to which opponents of women’s
access to the full range of preventive health services, including contraception, want a “religious
exemption” to go. Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops argued any business or corporation owned by Catholics should be excluded when he
cited the problem that would be created for, "good Catholic business people who can't in good
conscience cooperate with this." He went as far to say, "If I quit this job and opened a Taco
Bell, I'd be covered by the mandate.”
“I am dumbfounded that in the year 2012 we still have to fight over birth control.
It is sad that we have to stand here yet again to fight back against another overreach
and intrusion into women’s lives.
“This is what it is – a political overreach to roll back access to birth control –
not a religious issue. The fact they want to exempt all businesses from providing
contraceptive care is just outrageous.
“The power to decide whether or not each individual woman uses contraception should
be with that woman – not her boss. We will not stand for these attempts to undermine the
ability of women to make their own decisions.
“If my Republican colleagues want to continue to take this issue head on, we stand ready
to oppose any attacks launched against women's rights and women's health."
It's bizarre how women's choice has turned to a place where we're debating contraception. Story: WYFP??
, Scott Wooledge
, dKos- end quote - - end quote - - end quote -
Not all that bizarre. It is just a continuation of the
War on icky Lady Parts by Wingnutia that believes
those icky lady parts need to be wrapped in a pair
of fresh white old lady undies at all times with the
exception of daily bodily functions and the weekly
Fri. night procreation time with hubby.
Their "Culture War" is mostly about that, and ending
the near 50 year '60s hippies' reign of Free s-e-x.
All part of their War on Hippies, War on Women and
War on Workers - all designed to dismantle FDR's
'New Deal' and LBJ's 'Great Society.'
Teachers teaching Librul horse$h!t??
'60s S-E-X ??
No condoms, no birth control pills and no "morning after" pills for you!
You F* a teenager by the Jebus, she gonna have that kid
come Hell or high water!
WIC, Food Stamps??
Get. A. F*ing. JOB!!