In a group of more than nine thousand local women, free birth control dropped abortion rates by more than 62 percent.
The scene that unfolded at the Missouri Capitol this past week revealed the pressures and pitfalls of sexual politics in the U.S. — and nowhere have they been more intense recently than in Missouri.
Missouri senators have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill expanding religious exceptions for insurance coverage of birth control.
The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.
Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of St. Louis are filing suit against President Obama and the Health care mandate because of the provision regarding contraception coverage.
According to the bill, any person who performs a vasectomy or any man permitting a vasectomy to be performed on him would be guilty of a felony.
Thousands of people from labor unions and religious advocacy groups convened at the Missouri Capitol Tuesday.
Blunt said. “It’s about a faith principle that the First Amendment guarantees.”
Protestors rallied outside Senator Blunt’s office to demand free birth control.