View Full Version : The ‘Tell Your Boss Why You’re On The Pill’ Bill

03-15-2012, 01:37 AM
or the 'You can't make this $hit up' thread, if you tried.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Arizona Senate Committee Endorses The ‘Tell Your Boss Why You’re On The Pill’ Bill

Arizona has taken up yet another draconian law for women’s health – this time replicating but broadening the federal push to let employers deny women access to birth control. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>The bill stipulates that, unless a woman brings in a note proving she is not using it to avoid getting pregnant, an employer can deny birth control to any woman in the workplace.</span>

By a vote of 6-2, an Arizona State Senate Judiciary committee yesterday endorsed the measure:

Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, <u>would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.</u>

“I believe we live in America. We don’t live in the Soviet Union,” Lesko said. “So, government should not be telling the organizations or mom and pop employers to do something against their moral beliefs… My whole legislation is about our First Amendment rights and freedom of religion.”

The argument that providing birth control violates the First Amendment is bogus, debunked by a twenty year-old opinion by conservative Supreme Court Justice Scalia. </div></div>

link (http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/03/14/444111/birth-control-to-control-birth/)



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"We got some of the smartest people in the country who serve here, and some of the dumbest. We got some of the best people you'd ever meet, and some of the raunchiest. We've got 'em all," </div></div>

Ain't that the truth.

03-15-2012, 07:33 AM
That's just sad. As far as I know, to even ask such personal medical info of an employee is not legal in and of itself.