Physician Says: “It’s Not About Contraceptives”
Jane Orient, M.D., explains why “access to birth control is not the issue, and religious freedom is only part of the picture.”
Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 16, 2012
In the commentary “It´s Not About Contraceptives,” published by The Atlas Society, Dr. Jane Orient asks: Why should anybody have to buy contraceptives for other people? Old women, women who want to have a baby, nuns, small employers struggling to make payroll–why indeed should any of them be forced to help pay for birth control?
> Dr. Orient, on a female caller to a radio show: “She said that she was forced to rely on her employer for health care, and if the health plan didn´t cover contraceptives, whatever would she do? The idea of buying them herself apparently hadn´t occurred to her.”
> “Any drugstore has lots of products available over the counter. There are very inexpensive pills. They may be available at Wal-Mart for $9 per month.”
> “Abstaining from sex when you don´t want to have a baby costs nothing at all.”
> “People are coming to accept the idea that coverage and access are one and the same. If radical reformers have their way, someday they might be.”
> “Payment for other people´s birth control reduces the amount of money available to pay for your kidney stone treatment, your hip replacement, or your cancer therapy.”
> “Physicians are, in increasing numbers, declining to accept new Medicare patients.”
> “Private payment could be outlawed in the near future…It’s very likely you will not be able to use your own money to pay extra for prompt, state-of-the-art, or non-government-preferred care.”
MEDIA INTERVIEWS: Dr. Jane Orient is available for interviews and can be reached at (520) 323-3110 or janeorientmd(at)gmail(dot)com
BIO : Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has been in solo practice of general internal medicine since 1981 and is a clinical lecturer in medicine at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine. She is the author of the books “Sapira´s Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis” and “Your Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Health Care.” Complete curriculum vitae posted at http://www.drjaneorient.com.
About The Atlas Society:
The Atlas Society (TAS) develops and promotes open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, individualism, achievement and freedom. Objectivism was founded by Ayn Rand (1905-1982), the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, among other works.As the founders of open Objectivism, TAS believes that the philosophy is a body of knowledge open to expansion and revision, through rational inquiry and open discussion and debate. The organization’s publications and programs reach a broad audience ranging from the general public to graduate students in philosophy.TAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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