Monday, November 12, 2012

Quote of the Day: Republican War on Women Continues in Missouri

"To make a woman pay for birth control on top of premium [insurance] payments has real economic consequences.That’s the equivalent of five weeks of basic groceries for a family of four, or 14 tanks of gas in the minivan or four hours of tuition at a community college. For a family living paycheck-to-paycheck, imagine the impact as they might have to make a choice between birth control and groceries."

--Rep Jill Schupp, Missouri, on the legislature's new law allowing insurance companies to exempt coverage of birth control for "religious" or "moral" reasons. (Story here.)


1 comment:

  1. I know of a young couple of who had a third child by the time the mother was 19 and the father was 20. The excuse they gave was that they didn't have the money for condoms. What kind of logic is it that says, "Hey, we can't afford condoms, but we can afford another child"?