June 6, 2014 12:06 am -

One of the most effective birth control methods, which allows many low income women to have sex without getting pregnant, is at risk of being banned.

[The measure] would institute a sweeping ban on insurance coverage for abortion in state residents’ public and private health plans. Restricting women’s ability to use their insurance plans to pay for abortion is becoming an increasingly popular anti-choice strategy — and Ohio’s proposed legislation may actually go even further. The measure would also make it harder for low-income women to afford the most effective form of birth control.

House Bill 351, which was the subject of a committee hearing on Tuesday, seeks to prohibit insurance plans from covering “drugs or devices used to prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum.” That definition effectively bans several types of contraception, like the birth control pill and the IUD.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Becker, says an IUD is a form of abortion, but then basically admits he has no idea what he’s talking about: “This is just a personal view. I’m not a medical doctor,” he said.


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  1. Ron Jackson June 6th, 2014 at 12:34 am

    The real danger to this nation is right wing ignorance

    • m2old4bs June 6th, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Couldn’t agree more!

  2. jasperjava June 6th, 2014 at 6:39 am

    The GOP War on Women continues….

  3. Shades June 6th, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Don’t you just love the proudly ignorant “I’m not a (scientist, doctor, lawyer) but I believe (climate change, IUDs, constitution) is (bunk, abortion, Christian)” memes?

  4. twangeaux June 6th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Get out of our uteri and create some freaking jobs

  5. KrazyKittyKat June 6th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Once again, a man lacking any medical or biological knowedge, making decisions for women, who apparently can’t think for themselves, poor dears. Every woman KNOWS that there are options for birth control because “one size” does not fit all and they are not candidates for, say, the pill. Men need to mind their own reproductive organs, and leave us women to decide for ourselves, with advise from REAL medical professionals who did not get their degrees from a box of Cracker Jacks.

  6. Edgar Halcyon June 6th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    They really need to pass a bill that would require the surgical removal of John Becker’s head from the orifice where he’s been storing it.

  7. Bunya June 6th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I was wondering when we were gonna get another expert on women’s reproductive health issues willing to pass laws that benefit the females among us. Since we failed to grasp the concept of “legitimate vs. illegitimate rape” proposed by Todd Aikens and the theological musings that the brutal beatings/rape imposed upon women are “gifts from God”, let us not overlook the genius that is John Becker.

  8. Debra Watkins June 6th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    “This is just a personal view. I’m not a medical doctor,” he said. Becker you are wasting everyone’s time because….why???

  9. cjmarley June 6th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Such ignorance