Every year on March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day. It is a time to reflect on the extraordinary achievements of women around the world and throughout history. There is certainly a lot of work to be done, but it is also important to recognize how far we have come. In the US we are quite privileged to enjoy freedoms that many women in other parts of the world don’t. Education, the ability to vote, drive work, share our opinions publicly, and many more. One issue that is still being debated quite heavily, however, is reproductive rights for women.
Almost a year ago we saw how the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a privately owned business which did not want to provide certain types of contraceptive for its female employees due to their religious beliefs. By the close of the SCOTUS 2015 session in June a decision will be made in this year’s landmark case King vs Burwell which is set to change the landscape of healthcare and repro rights drastically.
We hear many politicians go on and on about this issue, completely taking away the perspective of the individual woman and ignoring the blatant scientific and medical facts when it comes to birth control. In some third world countries, access to birth control is a life-saving product.
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