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Why is this still an issue?

After reading “Trump birth control rules blocked” Jan 14, I thought, Good grief, it’s been over 50 years and we’re still fussing about birth control. Do men go through all this when they purchase a condom?

Companies want to opt out of providing birth control on moral grounds. I’m cynical enough to think it’s really financial grounds. Religious groups deny because of, well, religious grounds. The problem for them seems to be fear of fornication. They probably don’t want to think they’re contributing to it. While I consider myself a moral person, I don’t see a problem with two consenting adults fornicating. It does become a problem if they’re married to other people. But that’s not a birth control issue. That’s a referral to a marriage counselor problem.

Due to modern DNA testing, many people my age (before BC pills were available) are discovering their Sunday-school-teaching-mothers had fornicated at some point in their lives. I can’t see the point of denying happily married and single women (no matter color, creed, age, incomes) affordable BC pills because of some bad apples. That’s too hard to police. So, give it up and just cover women’s reproductive health.

Marilynne Wilson

Spokane



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