What Women Think About the “War on Women”
The Obama administration set off a firestorm when it announced rules requiring employer-provided health insurance to cover the cost of contraceptives. Leaders in the Catholic Church said the policy violates their right to religious freedom.
Meanwhile, states around the country are considering hundreds of bills addressing women’s health care: everything from forcing women to carry dead fetuses to term, to forcing women who seek abortions to go through invasive ultrasounds, to cutting funding for health clinics. Many women say these bills violate their right to quality health care.
The New York State legislature is considering a bill called the Reproductive Health Act. It codifies a woman’s right to contraception and abortion.
Even so, some women see a trend, and they’re worried
“Thousands of poor people across the Northeast are bracing for a difficult winter with substantially less home heating aid coming from the federal government.”