LILARANI DASVERMA, Richland
Aug. 1 was an auspicious day for women in America, but U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., thinks otherwise.
On Aug. 1, the following eight preventive services were made available per the provisions of Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) to 47 million women in America at no extra cost:
1. Annual well-women visits. 2. Screening for gestational diabetes. 3. Testing for HPV (Human Papelloma Virus). 4. Counseling for sexually transmitted infections. 5. Counseling and screening for HIV. 6. Contraceptive methods and counseling. 7. Breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling. 8. Screening and counseling for domestic and interpersonal violence.
Yet the day has been designated by Kelly as a day of infamy, and he equates the contraceptive mandate to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. One would like to ask, "Congressman, are you insane?"
We request our congressman, U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, to protest on behalf of the women of Richland.