With the Supreme Court approving the Affordable Care Act yesterday, it got me thinking about how this truly affects women. Of course, much like with everything in life, there are pros and cons to the ACA and I’m interested to see how this will pan out over the next few years. The most important factor in this entire debacle is: WAHOO! FREE BIRTH CONTROL!
There has been an increasing amount rage on women regarding our vaginas and our reproductive system. As if the Republican party can determine who I sleep with, who I want to have a baby with, and even if I want to have a baby. With the ACA passing yesterday, this means that millions of women are now granted the humble opportunity to get themselves on birth control and take control over their reproductive issues.
I was reading thisart
icle from January and I made it all the way down to the comments with a smile on my face. Then the comments section came. Flabbergasted is not even the word to comprehend my emotion. Men saying that birth control does not prevent diseases, therefore it shouldn’t be free. Men saying that pregnancy is normal (and yes, to an extent is it) but also disregarding the fact that the more kids you pop out, the more likely you are to suffer complications.
To the men and women who agree that birth control should not be provided to all women: Piss off.
And that’s exactly what I mean.