The White House announced a planned compromise that will mean that women will still get free contraception, but that religious organizations will not have to pay for it. Instead, the insurance company will be required to reach out to women and directly offer contraception.
The Republican verbal assault on women’s healthcare continues: Rick Santorum does not believe insurance companies should cover contraception – any contraception – at all, saying, “This is something that is affordable, available. You don’t need insurance for these types of relatively small expenditures.”
Gee, Rick, maybe God’s using the insurance company to give me the gift of a depo shot, in a very broken way? Or are only rapists agents of divine will?
A person with a uterus has given birth in the UK. What makes this newsy is that this person is also the first transman that has had bottom surgery to do so, though the bigger story may be that this shows how far queer health and trans-acceptance has come.
But I’m not the only one who noticed. At the end of the article, the author let a transphobe chime in, presumably out of some misplaced fealty to “balance:”
But not everyone is supportive of trans men having children. Trevor Stammers, director of medical ethics at St Mary’s University College told the newspaper: “The fact that the medical profession is facilitating and encouraging this is a serious problem. You are hardly going to end up with a baby that’s going to have a happy, productive and optimal childhood.
The fact that St. Mary’s University College employs a “director of medical ethics” who feels no compunction announcing to the world his desire to restrict the medical and reproductive rights of the unwashed masses who might not provide an “optimal childhood,” whatever that means, is a serious problem.
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