Birth Control Advocates' Weapon: Knitted Uterus
Crafty organs sent to a dozen Arizona lawmakers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 6, 2012 8:21 AM CDT
Critics of an Arizona proposal to limit birth control gave more than a dozen state lawmakers the personalized gift.   (Terry Tang)

(Newser) – Critics of an Arizona proposal to limit birth control coverage have given a personalized gift to more than a dozen state lawmakers—a fuzzy, knitted uterus with googly eyes. The packages were delivered yesterday, each in a clear plastic bag labeled with a legislator's name and containing a letter from a woman opposing the measure. The bill has been at the center of a political fight. Supporters say it's needed to protect the rights of employers with religious or moral objections to contraception.

Critics have objected to the possible loss of coverage and to provisions they say violate women's rights to privacy, requiring some who want contraception for medical purposes other than birth control to provide evidence of that. The legislation is being amended and is headed for an expected vote next week.

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Apr 7, 2012 12:40 PM CDT
There is no limit to access. There is no invasion of privacy. There is no war on women.
Apr 6, 2012 6:14 PM CDT
Those would be great on the grill......Baby Rays BBQ sauce....mmmmmmmmmmmm.......
Apr 6, 2012 12:11 PM CDT
Wake up America, the gop wants to bring their version of sharia law to America. If religions want to be political they should be paying taxes.