Missouri just passed a law denying women of their basic rights, which involves obtaining medicine. Birth control is essential to women to alleviate painful symptoms. For example, birth control helps alleviate symptoms of menstruation such as menstrual cramps, irregular periods, lighter menstrual bleeding, and decreases the chances of ovarian or endometrial cancer which is a cancer in the lining of the uterus. This law not only imposes on a woman’s basic civil rights, but it infringes on our rights to obtain medicine. Please help me ensure that this bill will be thrown out of my hometown. The bill states that, “employers and insurance companies can refuse to cover birth control, abortion or sterilization for moral reasons”. Women should never be denied contraception because it has many practical medicinal purposes that have nothing to do with morality.