hadit, if you don't understand the difference between making birth control affordable to women and forcing a deli to sell pork, I really don't think anyone here can help you out. Quite honestly, I find your views both archaic and insulting... and I thought you were one of the more reasonable people here. Perhaps not. The reality is that condoms (which cost about $6/box of 10) is not a realistic solution to preventing pregnancy for a monogamous couple. Sure a person can do cash pay for birth control, but she will pay anywhere from about $30-150/month for BC if the insurer doesn't cover it. Christ, caddis was bitching about a $25 albuterol inhaler not too long ago.
As far as voluntary... I'm not sure what that has to do with anything. If we want to head down that path, most type 2 diabetes is caused because the person voluntarily sat on their ass and ate bad food. Do we deny them meds? And lung cancer and COPD, they voluntarily smoked so I guess they should pay cash for any meds too.
I'll give you this. I think they should pay a $5-10 co-pay and I don't think Plan B should be included. It's about $40 if someone were to buy it over the counter. However the public sides with Obama on this one.
+/- let's say 10% for the CBS bias, only the old guys in the Catholic Church and 26% of the public thinks providing birth control is unreasonable. Welcome to the 26%.It's not even close: By a lopsided margin of 66 percent to 26 percent, Americans support President Barack Obama's proposal to require private health insurance plans to cover the full cost of birth control for women, according to a new CBS/New York Times public opinion poll.
Rephrasing the question to ask specifically about "religiously affiliated employers, such as a hospital or university," barely moved the needle, to 61 percent to 31 percent.