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With promises that it will be scaled down, the Arizona Senate passed controversial House Bill 2625 Thursday, which will allow employers to deny women’s birth control coverage under health insurance plans.
A controversial bill that would give employers the right to deny women the right to birth control benefits is currently moving its way to a vote with the Arizona Senate.
The Arizona Senate voted Thursday to reconsider the controversial contraception bill, a day after House Bill 2625 was defeated in a 17-13 vote.
Is it a war against women, or a true effort to protect religious freedom when it comes to health insurance covering contraception? The debate rages on as the Arizona Senate voted to approve House Bill 2625 last week.
The Arizona Senate voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, as efforts continue to halt abortions from taking place at all.
The only reasonable conclusion I can draw from the legislative session that just ended is this: Republican legislators think nothing is more important to Arizona than teaching the Bible in public schools and restricting women’s access to contraception and abortion. Jobs? Education? The economy? Not nearly as important.
A woman’s choice of contraceptive could soon be a workplace subject if House Bill 2625 passes through the Arizona Senate.
There’s been a lot of talk in the last few months about whether or not the Arizona Legislature has waged war against women. While some shake their heads in disbelief, saying the idea is preposterous, some of us are scratching our heads thinking it may just be happening right before our eyes. As each new bill is approved, or new idea comes from our lawmakers, I ask myself if our gender is taking a giant step backward, rather than leaping forward?
For some reason I am continually surprised by the nonsense being passed as bills through our Arizona Legislature. It seems with every stupid law, I think wow, and can they get any more ridiculous? And then, well another bill is passed through for approval.
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