Thursday, February 2, 2012

the veil of ignorance

The veil of ignorance aims to help those who are helpless.

I could not help but think of this ethical principal while reading the article "Big News on Birth Control," in which President Obama declared that, beginning August, women would be able to get contraceptives covered through almost all insurances.

The Affordable Care Act, in my opinion, is brilliant. There are women living in all types of conditions - poverty, abusive relationships, etc. Having access to birth control empowers females even more. People must remember that the act doesn't require women to get on birth control; rather, they have the option.

Contraceptives have been under fire recently, especially specific organizations such as Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen, both linked to the topic.

I stumbled upon this article today, which discusses how Komen recently shut off its funding to Planned Parenthood, as well as the Catholic church's reaction to the Affordable Care Act. I generally relate to the author, as I am a Catholic that does support the use of contraceptives.

Females should have access to protection and contraception. The government is now enabling them to take more responsibility by having that access.

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