What the hell, Arizona?
First the law that would basically let you pull someone over just for being brown in case they were an illegal immigrant, now you want to give employers the power to fire women staff if they're on birth control?
How backwards can you be? Is it hard to get dressed in the morning?
Here's what the law says:
Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.
Here's what Lesko says:
“I believe we live in America. We don’t live in the Soviet Union. So, government should not be telling the organizations or mom and pop employers to do something against their moral beliefs.”
Um, really? Shouldn't the government not be telling individuals what to do with their private medical records and health?
Yes, we do live in America. Which means we should have the freedom to do what we please, in private, with our health. This is constricting and infringes on BASIC rights. Our minds are blown that anyone could even think this up, let alone have it get this far.
Is the nation on hidden camera? Are we being pranked by another country?
The fact that you want to put this restriction on people GOES AGAINST all those freedoms you claim to stand for. Who put you in any kind of position to do things like this? Didn't they know they were dealing with someone completely unqualified and ignorant to the well being of their fellow man (or woman) to make these decisions?
Not only would the bill grant employers the right to pry into a woman’s (and only a woman’s) medical history — it lets them fire women for having a sex life.
Read that sentence again and see if that, at all, sounds like a good thing to do. We'll wait.
The answer is an astounding "no," only to be agreed with by people who don't understand any of those words.
And get this: Arizona already has a law in effect prohibiting insurance companies from this kind of discrimination. This would supersede that law.
Meaning it allows the employer, and not the insurance company, to discriminate. How is that not going backwards?
We need a break. This is just way too absurd to be real.
Also, let us just say that this isn't a problem just isolated to Arizona — and we're sure there are good, rational people who live there too — this has become a nationwide issue. To us, it's a non-issue: let women be in control of their own reproductive health and do not invade their privacy and right to do so.
What the hell is everyone so afraid of?
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