Women in Arizona trying to get reimbursed for birth control drugs through their employer-provided health plan could be required to prove that they are taking it for a medical reason such as acne, rather than to prevent pregnancy.
A bill nearing passage in the Republican-led Legislature allows all employers, not just religious institutions, to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage when doing so would violate their religious or moral beliefs. When a female worker uses birth control pills, which can be used to treat a number of medical conditions, the bill would allow an employer who opted out to require her to reveal what she was taking it for in order to get reimbursed.
OK, this bugs me. No one forces you to violate your moral or religious beliefs. And simply having options available to you certainly doesn’t.
And who wants their place of employment to dictate your beliefs?
How about this: if using birth control violates your religious or moral beliefs, just don’t use it.
And if your whole organization (religious or otherwise) has the same exact beliefs as you (highly doubtful), your employer-provided healthcare won’t be paying for contraceptive coverage.