Thursday, March 24, 2016

Alabama GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne on religious freedom and contraception

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 Hobby Lobby Decision Hailed as Victory for Religious Freedom.  (Alabama Political Reporter, 7/1/2014)

Related reading:
After Health Care Act, Sharp Drop in Spending on Birth Control.  (The New York Times, 7/7/2015)
Cost has long been a major obstacle to women getting birth control, and declines in what they pay for contraceptives have the potential to increase access and reduce unplanned pregnancies. About half of the 6.6 million pregnancies a year in the United States are unintended, far higher than in most developed countries. 

Other Byrne posts:
These Alabama House Republicans pledge not to work with President Obama.  (1/13/2016)
Planned Parenthood videos altered? Makes no never mind.   (11/29/2015)
On evolution.  (8/26/2015)
Meet the Members of the Republican Study Committee.  (6/30/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (11/14/2015)

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