Write an essay of 500 words for a total of 100 points on the following topic:
Women across America are dependent upon the will of their state and the federal legislators, who are primarily male, as well as for-profit-health insurance companies; employers who provide insurance, and in some cases, religious organizations. What impact do these entities have on women’s equality regarding reproductive rights as well as their socio-economic and emotional well-being?
Key issues to consider: 1) Health care and gender equality; 2) the current state of government control over women’s health; 3) government or employers’ refusal to provide coverage for prescription contraceptives, and 4) the conflict between contraception and abortion vs. religious freedom.
Remember to include your name and the title of this paper. Since this is an open-notes/resources, you must include (in-text) citations of sources for dates, facts, paraphrases, and quotes from sources as well as works cited at the end.