I am sure that by now everyone is sick of hearing about it.  But I am a 33 year old woman with endometriosis who uses birth control.  I just plain do not get enough sex for me to qualify that I also use the birth control for the stated purpose of “birth control”.  When I see these men in Congress putting up amendments that give employers the opportunity to take my ACCESS to one of the three main types of treatment away from me (the other two being multiple surgeries or hysterectomy), I am sickened.  My employer does not have the right to tell me that I can not get treated for a disease that I have.

It’s 2012.  Why are we having these debates?  And why do the people in congress, save a few, believe that people like Darrell Issa are the ones to lead the charge and the men are the ones qualified to testify.

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