Republican Threats To Women’s Access To Contraception Could Affect Millions | With renewed attacks on Sandra Fluke’s activism in support of access to affordable birth control, an increasing number of religious organizations suing for the right to deny contraceptive coverage for their employees, and the passage of a Missouri law that allows any employer to drop birth control coverage from their insurance plans if they morally object to it, the War on Women has intensified in the past few weeks. The National Women’s Law Center crunched the numbers to find how many women could be impacted by federal and state-level attacks on contraceptive coverage, if Republican lawmakers have their way:
– 47 million women would lose contraceptive coverage with no co-pay if the House successfully repeals President Obama’s health care reform law.
– 40.2 million women could have their decision about birth control taken out of their hands if Congress allows employers to choose to deny workers contraception coverage in their insurance plans.
– 7 million women would lose access to affordable birth control through their Medicaid plans if states do not accept the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.
– 4.7 million women would lose their access to contraception from the Title X family planning program if the House succeeds in ending the funding for the program.
– 2.2 million women would not be able to continue to get their birth control if conservative lawmakers succeed in their repeated attempts to defund Planned Parenthood.