Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Family Planning

The busybodies who almost killed healthcare reform over non-existent funding for abortions are suddenly discovering that the bill provides for contraception.

The conservative groups are particularly worried that a birth control coverage mandate could include teenage girls and young women covered under their parents’ health insurance plans. “People who are insured don’t want to pay for services they don’t need or to which they have moral objections,” said Chuck Donovan, senior researcher at the Heritage Foundation. “Parents want to have a say over what’s covered and what’s not for their children.”

If the right-wingers are worried about their children needing birth control, it’s not the fault of the healthcare bill or President Obama. After all, who raised those kids?

There are times when it would be nice if birth control could be retroactive.