These changes are being brought to you by men. Men who cannot get pregnant. Men who are well insured. Men who can pay for the doctors or an abortion.
Let women make choices about women’s bodies.
“I need help,” she pleaded. “I don’t know where else to turn.”
“Sure. What do you need?”
She was newly married. They were recent college grads, just starting their first jobs and their lives together.
“Congratulations! How exciting!”
Her face crumpled and she began to cry great body wracking sobs. I braced myself. Had he left her? Was she being abused? Was there something wrong with the pregnancy? Had she lost her job somehow?
“My health insurance excludes coverage for birth control. The pills make me so nauseated and the depo provera shot just made me bleed and bleed. I couldn’t afford to pay out of pocket for other forms of birth control. So we used condoms. We tried to be careful.” She whispered hoarsely, “I don’t know what to do.” There was terror in her eyes. “My insurance policy excludes coverage for pregnancy. We made calls. All…
View original post 349 more words