About half of the United States pregnancies are unintended. The threat of overpopulation has already concerned more than the government until a law was finally drafted for the inclusion of contraceptive coverage in all public employee health care insurance.
Since the bill was passed on 2012, religious and moral activists have started to sue and complain on its legalization. There were those who disapprove on its implication. Many say that it encourages sexual intercourse even without marriage, an act condemned by the church and any religious practice. Other pointed out that it prevents life. More than a hundred complaints were filed due to its infringement of religious laws and liberty.
Because of this reasons, the separation between state and church has long been crossed.
From nuns, Little Sisters for the Poor to Catholic Education Institutions and large church leaders, the complaints are just as pouring. 18 for-profit companies have also filed a lawsuit to avoid complying with birth control law.
To better understand the provision of the bill and on how it is being included in the health plan, many private institutions conducted a study on a number of prescribed contraceptive methods. In a review by Westhill Insurance Consulting, has found out that although the law is requiring all insurance carriers to implement the provision, many are continuously limiting their coverage which is why many women may not be able to have coverage of their choice.
On the other hand, advocates of contraceptive coverage pointed out that there are more benefits and advantages this regulation imposes than what its critics understand. Millions of dollars are saved annually because of prepared medical assistance provided for contraceptives.
With the liberalization of this topic in the United States, other conservative nations take no stand on the issue. Each country is now on its own but many individuals from other liberal countries have expressed either grief or support to the coverage while their homelands remain passive. Employees from Jakarta, Indonesia, for instance expressed how it would be beneficial for them if it be passed in their country which is the largest Islam country in the world but they asked that their identities be hidden. In China, however, the use of contraceptives is already an open issue as 58% of their population uses it. No laws on its inclusion have been discussed yet though.