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Lies Regarding “Contraceptive Equity”

This week, you may have been bombarded by the media’s lazy regurgitation of Planned Parenthood’s lies regarding a recently passed “Contraceptive Equity Act,” HB 1005. The media claims a vague statement about providing contraceptive methods, including vasectomies.

No one cares about vasectomies, and they are very rare. Instead, the law is a poorly disguised attempt to dramatically expand contraception for children, as we first mentioned here.

Reading the law, you’ll see:

“(A) Except for a drug or device for which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a black box warning, the Program and the Maryland Children’s Health Program may not apply a prior authorization requirement for a contraceptive drug or device that is:
(1)(I) An intrauterine device; or
(II) An Implantable Rod;
(2) Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; And
(3) Obtained under a prescription written by an authorized prescriber.”

and

“(B) (1) Except as provided in Paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Program and the Maryland Children’s Health Program shall provide coverage for a single dispensing to an enrollee of a supply of prescription contraceptive for a 6-month period.”

Why would the media not mention this major change regarding children? Does the media realize that if the people understood that the bill was merely designed to try to provide more access to contraceptives without parental knowledge or say that parents would be upset?

This is not the “contraceptive equality act” but the “we want to encourage your children to have as much sex as possible act.”






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