Obamacare requires employers to pay for contraception and sterilization coverage. This includes coverage of "morning-after" contraceptives, whose makers admit the drugs can kill a fertilized egg by preventing or "affect[ing]" implantation.I'd be the first to take umbrage if my employer tried to influence my most intimate decisions about health and reproduction. But what is the employer doing in this part of my life in the first place? How in the world did we decide that it was a good idea for everyone to get his medical coverage through his employer? Yes, I know about the post-WWII wage-fixing issue, but I mean how did we not realize what a horrible solution this would be in the long run? I suppose back then it was hard to imagine what medicine would become decades later. In the 40s and 50s, medicine was a weak thing.
Nor will it help if we get our medical coverage through Uncle Sam. If we really value the freedom to control our own medical care and our own reproduction, we'd do well to keep our arrangements with our health providers private.