Tag: birth control pills

Questions about Birth Control Pills

There was an interesting article posted yesterday over at Mother Jones. The author was questioning why she needed to get a physical exam every time she wanted to renew her birth control pills. She went into the data which suggested that yearly physical exams are probably not warranted in women over 30 years old. Let’s take this one step further. Why do you need a prescription for birth control pills? Why aren’t they available over the counter? Sure, birth control pills do have risks. They are not benign. Yet, there are plenty of medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen, which have serious

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Monday mid-day News Roundup

A couple of commenters are confused by my position over the latest flap over contraceptives. My position is that religious freedom is a right granted to individual US citizens by the Constitution. The right is not granted to institutions. I’m sure that this clarification will make things perfectly clear. 🙂 Wall Street is happier with the Greek deal. Highlights of the Obama budget plan for 2013 can be found here. There are $350 billion in short-term job growth initiatives in this budget. I’ll have more on this later. I was truly surprised at how Mitt Romney decided that begging was the

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McCain Can't Answer Birth Control Question

Now, I don’t want to judge Senator John McCain’s motivations, but how can you not support legislation that requires an insurance who covers Viagra to also cover birth control pills? Can some one explain this to me? The best part of this was John McCain’s response to a reporter’s question.

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