Dispatches From The War On Women: Religious Freedom Has Gone Bananas
The Catholic Bishops have been at the front of challenges to the Obama administration’s women’s health policies, and as Sam Taxy reports, there’s plenty of reasons for that to cause great concern. The Catholic health care system controls more than 11% of the country’s total community hospitals and more than 16% of the nation’s community hospital beds. That means that women will be denied a tubal ligation after a C-section as religious ideology and basic health care for women routinely clash. Bottom line: if you’re a woman you should avoid religious-based health care institutions all together as there’s no way to know for sure you’re getting robust care.
If it’s robust women’s health care is your thing then Arizona is not the state for you. Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed into law a bill that allows employers that offer employee health insurance plans to interrogate employees about prescription birth control and demand proof that if used it is for something other than preventing pregnancies.
There’s more evidence of the dangers of religious dogma driving health policy. First the anti-choice activists claimed abortions cause breast cancer. Now they claim they cause child abuse.