A proposed Republican bill aims to bravely stand up for a woman's right to pay for her own birth control out-of-pocket. Uh, thanks?
This week, the Senate is discussing two Democrat-penned bills that relate to women's health care. The first, which was the subject of a hearing yesterday, aims to remove restrictions on abortion clinics that don't really offer any health benefits to women, unless you consider "having to drive 3 hours and then wait three business days to get a constitutionally protected legal medical procedure" a health benefit. The Women's Health Protection Act has the support of medical professionals, pro-choice women, women's organizations, and the New York Times. It also has a snowball's chance in hell of ever becoming law with this current Congress, because the House of Representatives is a calcified turd in the peristalsis of democracy.