Dear [Decision Maker],
Please do not support HB 530, as this would take away women and men's options of when and how to plan their families.
Birth control use is nearly universal in Idaho and the rest of the United States, even among religious women. Women use it to prevent cancer, as a hormone regulator and for many other reasons beyond just contraception. Paying out of pocket for birth control could cost Idaho women up to $600 a year in additional expenses, a cost most women cannot afford in this tough economic time. Excluding birth control coverage under any insurance plan unjustly singles out women and promotes gender discrimination because only women use it.
Birth control is an essential part of women's health care. It is a standard and expected benefit, even for employees of religious hospitals and universities. Denying Idahoans access to health care that helps them plan their families is absolutely wrong.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]