The Supreme Court just issued a ruling that will take birth control out of the hands of women who need it. Their decision gives employers the power to deny women the new birth control benefits of the Affordable Care Act — allowing bosses to force their personal beliefs on employees.
This isn’t over. We’re not going to let a handful of extreme bosses and politicians turn back the clock — we’re moving forward, not backward, and we’re not done fighting for women’s access to birth control.
TITLE: Oops, My Bed NUMBER OF THE OPENING YOU’RE USING: 1 AUTHOR: TBA WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: AU!Tom GENRE: fluff, romance FIC SUMMARY: After tirelessly searching for a job, Erin landed a sweet secretary spot at a prestigious company. Erin and her friends celebrated at a hip club, which leads her to a one night stand with a dashing mysterious man, only to find out that he is her boss. RATING: M AUTHORS NOTES/WARNINGS: We all love businessman!Tom. If this is received well, then I might make it into a multichaptered fic. Enjoy!
It was a dark and stormy night. But that didn’t deter my friends and me from celebrating. Dressed in a cute black halter dress, I donned matching black high heels and teardrop earrings with my hair swept to look effortless in a loose bun. It was party time and Denise, Michelle, Anna and Kayla wanted me to embrace my new independence and celebrate about getting a job, after 6 months unemployed and leeching off the money from the girls and my parents.
Of course, that meant going to one of the hippest clubs in London, and dancing. And drinks, a whole load of drinks. The club was fairly crowded, but not too crowded that I felt like suffocating, or I could throw up from the stench of people’s sweat and cologne assaulting my nose.
Let’s clear the record, and debunk one of these common (false) lines about birth control access.
Here’s the truth: Nearly ALL American women have used birth control, and giving them affordable access to the health care they need isn’t just good policy; it’s common sense.
Under the Affordable Care Act, every health insurance plan covers women’s birth control with no additional co-pay (just like other forms of preventive health care like cancer screenings and well-woman exams—what’s controversial about that?). It offers important savings, and ensures women are able to use it correctly—neither of which was a reality without this benefit.
No matter which way you spin it, this is basic health care, and a woman’s decisions about it are hers—not her boss’s.
Last week, the Supreme Court opened the door for for-profit corporations to deny employees birth control coverage just because their boss doesn’t approve of it. Now, champions in Congress are taking action to fix it.
Please fire me. I work in a bakery that specializes in custom cake decorating. I had a customer trying to order a cake and was thoroughly angered that I had not tried every cake flavor and every icing flavor in order to be able to advise her on which combination would be good for her 5 year old’s birthday cake. I’m sorry. We have over 40 cake flavors and 30 icing flavors, some of which I am allergic to. My boss wasn’t present, but she wanted the store business card so that she could call my boss the next day and complain about my incompetency.