Birth Control Should Be Covered By Health Care

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About 95% of unintended pregnancies happen because women are inconsistent with their birth control. Many women struggle with consistency when taking the pill, because they simply cannot afford it. In a survey by Planned Parenthood, the results were “One in three women voters (34 percent) have struggled with the cost of prescription birth control at some point in their lives. For young adult women, who are most likely to experience an unintended pregnancy, more than half (55 percent) experienced a time when they could not afford to use birth control consistently” (“Survey”). Therefore, birth control should be fully covered by health insurance companies. Having birth control covered by health insurance would lower the number of unplanned pregnancies …show more content…
It can be used to help prevent women’s health issues, and diseases. It can also be used for things that have to do with family planning and waiting for the right time to carry and deliver a child. Birth control can be used for women’s health for thing such reducing the heaviness and painfulness during menstrual periods, preventing Anemia, which is a condition that causes women to lack red blood cells, reducing risks of cancer in ovaries and cervix, and lastly, reducing mood swings. Women who have certain medical health conditions such as heart problems and high blood pressure may be told. According to Laura W. Murphy, a Director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Officethat pregnancy could worsen or endanger their health, which is where contraceptives come into play to help women plan their pregnancies when they are well enough to have a child, or to help women wing off of addictions such as smoking, or being overweight before they get pregnant, “Women need, demand and utilize contraceptive services. This is reality of women 's health, and has been acknowledged and affirmed by the medical community and now by HHS. Those who oppose family planning cannot be permitted to allow their ideology to dictate others ' health care. To do otherwise would mark a dismaying retreat from rationality in women 's health policy” (Murphy). Basically this is just reiterating the …show more content…
In reality, many young women need emergency contraception, and complicating the process of getting it would lead to more unplanned pregnancies and abortions. According to Facts on File, an award winning publisher that publishes online reference material for schools and libraries, “Judge Edward Korman of New York 's Eastern District ruled that Plan B—the most commonly used emergency contraceptive or "morning after pill"—be made available without a prescription for girls 16 and younger… The morning-after pill had long been controversial among conservatives, some of whom liken the drug 's ability to prevent a possibly fertilized egg from attaching to a uterus wall to having an abortion. Supporters of lifting the restriction—including medical professional groups such as the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics—said the emergency contraception was safe for young teenagers” (Birth Control Funding Follow-up). Basically, this article is explaining the safety in using contraception and if it is safe and realistic, then it should be readily available to all women. Those who oppose state “Anti-abortion and religious groups blasted the decision, warning that allowing young

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