It surprised me, but while Obamacare mandates free birth control for women, it does nothing for men. Did you know that:
- If you are a female employee of a company subject to the mandate who wants the full cost of your birth control pills paid for by your insurance: you are covered.
- If you are a male employee of the same company who wants his condoms paid by insurance: you are not covered.
- If you are a woman wanting a sterilization procedure such as a tubal ligation: you're covered.
- If you are a man seeking a vasectomy: you're not covered.
This interesting point about gender inequality (sexism?) is raised in Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog.
So why did the Obama Administration specifically create rules that cover women and not men?
Because the Administration's purpose in pushing the mandate is only tangentiallybirth control.
Its actual, overriding purpose is to improve the economic and social position of womenrelative to the economic and social position of men.
Not improve the position of women in absolute terms, or women and men both in absolute terms, but the economic and social position of women relative to that of men.
Don't take my word for it. Look at the Federal Register, where the Administration laid out its reasons for imposing the mandate and for doing it the way it did - a document very significant legally, but also one that the Administration realizes few Americans will ever read.
In other words, she argues, the contraceptive mandate is not because women " can't afford" it. Rather, it's part of the radical feminist agenda. It's not about healthcare.
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