Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Double Standard Strikes Again

Sure this was decided late last month and there have been numerous lawsuits regarding the mandatory coverage of contraceptive devices by health insurance companies, it's still baffling how the powers that be come up with asinine excuses as to how and why it's not discriminatory to cover Viagra and Rogaine for men, but deny coverage of birth control for women stating

According to the two judges, the employees’ contraceptive use was not a condition "related to" pregnancy because the use of contraceptives "is only indicated prior to pregnancy" and "prevents pregnancy from even occurring."
Yet the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of Title IX states
The PDA provides that women may not be treated differently than men simply because of pregnancy or medical conditions "related to" pregnancy.
So how is the ability to get pregnant not directly related to the issue of pregnancy?

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