More on ID cards
With the election over, the government identification card fetish is still coming in for criticism, this time from health advocates and feminists.
The public health website RH Reality Check, in a piece also posted by Ms. Magazine, said ID cards can interfere with contraception.
“As it stands now, over-the-counter emergency contraception is only available to people over the age of 17, and they must provide government-issued identification,” the piece said. “Those under the age of 17 and those who have no government-issued ID must get a prescription. Because having updated and valid government-issued identification is difficult for women and transgender people of color, obtaining emergency contraception over the counter can be difficult or impossible.”