Sure, Birth Control Does More Than Prevent Pregnancy. Why Do You Care What I Use it For?

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Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos Getty

This week, the Supreme Court upheld Trump’s exceptions to the Affordable Care Act, which will allow universities and employers to deny insurers free birth control due to moral objections. The outcry from womens rights advocates was swift. Many insisted that contraception is an imperative part of health care for women.

On Twitter, former California congresswoman Katie Hill was quick to note that birth control does more than just prevent pregnancies. It also helps to treat some conditions like endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. 

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“Nothing to do with contraception,” Hill wrote. “Just with health, & preventing unimaginable pain. Clearly, people still don’t give a shit about women.” 

The ruling also resurfaced a 2017 tweet from Halsey, when the singer responded to the far-right podcaster and noted

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