Health Matters: Free Birth Control

By: Triston Sanders Email
By: Triston Sanders Email

In today's health matters, a plan to provide free birth control to women will begin as part of the nation's health care overhaul. But not everyone believes it's a good idea.

New data show fewer than half of pregnancies are planned and experts say unwanted children, especially the poor, are costly to society.

In about a year, all approved forms of birth control, including the morning after pill, are to be free with no copay, under all insurance plans.

The expense would in effect be shared by all while many support the idea others do not.

The US Conference of catholic bishops said pregnancy is not a disease and fertility is not an illness.

Guidelines allow insurers a religious exemption.


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