If you thought Virginia’s vaginal probe was invasive, check this out.
According to Think Progress:
Earlier this week, an Arizona state senate committee backed a “tell your boss why you’re on the pill bill” that would allow employers to demand proof that their employees are not using birth control for contraceptive purposes before their insurance will cover the pills. In an interview on Meet The Press this morning, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) slammed this assault on working women, and even urged his fellow Republicans to finally end their lengthy war on women’s reproductive health.
This is one reason why I am for universal health care. In this case, we can see how conservatives want to use employers to induce shame so employees will not use birth control. Why should employers be in control of our health choices or have knowledge of our personal lives?