Monday, April 4, 2016

Arizona GOP Rep. Paul Gosar: When religious freedom means government by theocracy

As the U.S. Supreme Court debates free insurance coverage for contraception to female workers (Justices Seem Split in Case on Birth Control Mandate, The New York Times, 3/23/2016), it's time to take a look at where GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives stand on the issue.

As quoted in Religious Freedom Doesn't End at the Shop Door.  (Press release, 3/25/2014)

Related reading:
Unintended Pregnancies Are Increasingly Concentrated Among Poor Women Who Lack Birth Control Access.  (Think Progress, /9/9/2013)
According to Guttmacher’s most recent data, the unintended pregnancy rate for women living below the poverty level is more than five times as high than the rate for the women in the highest income level.

No Contraception, No Equality.  (The New York Times, 3/23/2016)
Access to reproductive care is central to equality between the sexes. By requiring employers’ health plans to provide contraceptive coverage, the Affordable Care Act represents an important legislative link between sex equality and reproductive rights. Before it was passed, women were paying more for health care than men largely because of the cost of reproductive health coverage. 

Related posts:
Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama.  (3/24/2016)
Martha Roby, R-Alabama.  (3/24/2016)
Mike Rogers, R-Alabama.  (3/24/2016)
Mo Brooks, R-Alabama.  (3/24/2016)

Other Gosar posts:
Climate change, Paul Gosar, and short-term (special-interest) thinking.  (2/11/2016)
Freedom Caucus members pledge allegiance to the NRA.  (1/6/2016) 
The Freedom Caucus, Congress' crybabies (part 5).  (12/20/2015) 
Planned Parenthood videos altered? Makes no never mind to....  (11/29/2015)
Meet 'the crazies' in the U.S. House of Representatives,  (9/29/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/1/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (11/15/2015)

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