NOW urges President Obama Administration not to Cave in to Catholic Bishops Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill
This is a feminist issue because, Catholic bishops want to deny birth control coverage for millions of women. These bishops have been lobbing the administration to increase a religious exemption. This would allow many hospitals to take contraceptive coverage away from women who rely on insurance to cover the fee. The percentage of people that think private insurance companies should provide these women with birth control was 77%. There was also a poll taken on how many catholic women are currently sexually active and that was 98%. This obviously shows a good amount of women are having sex and on birth control. Some women though without health care paying for birth control can't afford it, which can create even more problems throughout our society. Health insurance agencies should be able to have the right to provide their customers with contraceptives.