Should the government provide free birth control? | The Tylt

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With the possible repeal of Obamacare and the de-funding of Planned Parenthood looming, women's access to low-cost contraception is in jeopardy. Proponents of free birth control say affordable contraception dramatically reduces both the abortion rate and the number of welfare recipients. Opponents say making individual taxpayers provide birth control for others could violate their religious values, and people should just purchase their own contraception. What do you think? 💊 💊 💊

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Proponents argue giving women access to birth control benefits all of society. The Affordable Care Act created minimum coverage requirements and expanded access to birth control, and the net result was cheaper and more widely available contraceptives for women. The abortion rate dropped to its lowest level in 45 years. It's significantly cheaper to invest in birth control than it is to pay for the myriad costs related to unplanned pregnancies. 

Giving low-income women more control over their own fertility promotes economic security, educational attainment, income mobility and more stable environments for American children.
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But many religious groups and individuals argue that paying for other people's birth control should not be their responsibility, and it violates their religious beliefs. Lawyer Paul Clement made this argument for the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns, before the Supreme Court:

When you force somebody to pay for somebody else's contraception, including forms of contraception that many religions view as abortifacients ... you are treading on religiously difficult territory.
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Others say being sexually active is a choice,  one other people shouldn't have to pay for.

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Should the government provide free birth control?
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