I strongly disagree with Mr. Glavich and his claims that the birth control provision is an attack on religion and First Amendment rights.
The contraception provision does not require that anyone dispense or use birth control. It is simply a benefit that ensures women have adequate health insurance coverage, including affordable birth control. This embodies individual liberties and First Amendment rights, as it gives the individual the right to choose.
Making contraception available to all women is essential to a healthy society. It saves lives, prevents unintended pregnancies, reduces abortion, and saves taxpayer money in Medicaid and other state assistance programs.
As one of the 99 percent of sexually experienced women in this country who have used birth control at some point (from Guttmacher.org), I am thankful that President Obama stood strong on this provision. A person’s right to health care should not be threatened by their government or their boss.
— Hilary Grant, Spring Lake Township