note: I'm assuming that a woman having sex w/o bc is bad behavior, i.e. if you don't have the money for BC pills stay away form men. Sure.
Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 10-15-12 at 06:09 AM.
Birth control is far cheaper, and far better for the country than the alternative.
Birth control pills are a doctor prescribed treatment. Although they're called "birth control pills", they are used to treat a variety of conditions in addition to pregnancy prevention.
As has been mentioned previously, are we really going have issues with funding pregnancy prevention at $20 a months when the alternative is possibly food stamps, wic, welfare, AFDC, Medicaid, etc. totaling into the tens of thousands? That's not to mention educational costs and the higher likelihood of societal problems kids and then adults from single parents homes are at risk of. Ths IMHO is a prime example of partisan teamism where people without thinking through the issues thoroughly jump on their teams agenda.
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If it's going to be done by a government healthcare, why not have an opt-out ability, so those who do not wish to pay for birth control won't have to, but also won't be able to receive the benefits.
If it's going to be done by private healthcare, some insurance providers will cover it, and some won't. The ones that do cover it will get substantially more business than those who don't, making it financially viable for them.
Hell, there could even be an opt-out ability in private health care.
Why do we have to force any one anything on everyone?
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
Pregnancy is not a disease that needs to be prevented or treated, and chemical contraceptives do precisely zero to prevent STD's.
From a public health standpoint, the only form of birth control that can be rationally justified is condoms. Anything else ought to be paid for out of pocket.
The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
I dispute the premise of this thread. Both a man and woman are necessary for procreation, therefore contraceptives are as much about precluding conception for men as they are for women.
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