Today in Cis Privilege: Ohio May Take Away Low-Income Women’s Access To The Most Effective Form Of Birth Control

The Ohio legislature is currently considering a measure that would institute a sweeping ban on insurance coverage for abortion in state residents’ public and private health plans. Restricting women’s ability to use their insurance plans to pay for abortion is becoming an increasingly popular anti-choice strategy — and Ohio’s proposed legislation may actually go even further. The measure would also make it harder for low-income women to afford the most effective form of birth control.

House Bill 351, which was the subject of a committee hearing on Tuesday, seeks to prohibit insurance plans from covering “drugs or devices used to prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum.” That definition effectively bans several typ

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/04/3444814/ohio-lawmakers-insurance-iuds/es of contraception, like the birth control pill and the IUD.

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