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Top 6 Out-of-Touch Hobby Lobby Demonstration Signs (and Why they’re F*cked)

Yesterday, I went to the Supreme Court with the other National Organization for Women interns to protest the ruling on Hobby Lobby which gave employers the right to discriminate against women and deny them healthcare. Pro-choice and pro-women’s health organizations were well represented at the court, with NARAL, the Feminist Majority Foundation, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and others showing up en masse to voice our disapproval.

Of course, the other side showed up to celebrate. Were are the Top 6 examples of uninformed and misguided rhetoric the right uses to undermine women’s health and women’s rights.

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Pregnancy Pricetags, Impossible Choices: Women in the US Are Between A Rock and a Hard Place

Recently, a NYTimes article revealed the huge – and often hidden – costs of having a baby in the US:

From 2004 to 2010, the prices that insurers paid for childbirth — one of the most universal medical encounters — rose 49 percent for vaginal births and 41 percent for Caesarean sections in the United States, with average out-of-pocket costs rising fourfold, according to a recent report by Truven that was commissioned by three health care groups. The average total price charged for pregnancy and newborn care was about $30,000 for a vaginal delivery and $50,000 for a C-section, with commercial insurers paying out an average of $18,329 and $27,866, the report found.

Women with insurance pay out of pocket an average of $3,400, according to a survey by Childbirth Connection, one of the groups behind the maternity costs report. Two decades ago, women typically paid nothing other than a small fee if they opted for a private hospital room or television.

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