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Dems plan to stop theocratic attack on birth control

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Make no mistake: The right wingers aren't just going after abortion. They have a longer range agenda. Birth control is on their hit list. The Democrats in the Senate have figured is a dangerous position for the GOP. Harry Reid is pushing a bill to protect contraception:

The bill would prohibit group health plans from excluding contraceptive drugs, devices and outpatient services if they cover the cost of other prescription drugs and outpatient services. It would also require the secretary of health and human services to disseminate information on emergency contraception to healthcare providers and require hospitals receiving federal money to provide emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault.

The bill would also mandate that federally funded programs provide information about contraceptives that is medically accurate and includes data on health benefits and failure rates.
This is a smart strategy. The GOP theocrats in the Senate will fight this bill. But, the Dems. are finally beginning to expose just how extreme the right wing agenda will go.

We've already seen how intrusive the Bush administration is. They cater to the extreme religious right. And, there is no room for contraception in their theocratic world.

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