For fuck’s sake, let me break it down for you assbaskets who won’t stop with this bullshit.
Under federal law, birth control is supposed to be a guaranteed provision of any and every health insurance plan.
A woman works at a job that in turn provides her with a compensation package, part of which is her health insurance. This is also called an EARNED BENEFIT. And in most workplaces, the insurance is not completely covered by the company, so the employee chips in from their own paycheck. So not only is health insurance an EARNED BENEFIT, it is also PAID FOR in the form of premiums.
Are you with me so far? Did you follow how the woman both WORKS FOR and PAYS FOR her health insurance? Good!
Insurance coverage is based on a concept called RISK POOLING, or “the spreading of financial risks evenly among a large number of contributors to the program.” This means that in paying your own premium, you are also indirectly contributing to the health care received by others. So that means EVERYONE* pays for birth control. EVERYONE pays for your precious dick pumps. EVERYONE pays for childbirth and vasectomies. Birth control is a MEDICINE, not a LUXURY.
Therefore, when companies like Hobby Lobby attempt to deny their employees access to a MEDICINE that is supposed to be GUARANTEED COVERAGE under FEDERAL LAW, women aren’t fucking whining about not getting something for free or demanding that men pay for it: they’re being denied the medical care that they have earned, worked for, and paid for. You are 100% full of shit. Bye.
*changed this from “both men and women” because people who identify as nonbinary have insurance too
THANK YOU for articulating this. Every time someone brings this shit up I get so angry I have a hard time doing that.