Philippines will offer free birth control to 6 million women. Should the United States government offer free birth control?

  • It is cheaper in the long run

    It is cheaper to offer birth control than to take care of unwanted children, and we have a moral obligation to help these children once they are born since we forced them into the world. We also have to worry about higher rates of maternal deaths in women who shouldn't get pregnant but do because they don't have access to birth control.

  • Yes, the US government should offer free birth control.

    I feel like women should have affordable options in order to make the best decision for their bodies. This is a matter of national health and should be subsidized for women who cannot afford it on their own. There is not enough help for these vulnerable citizens and that is probably why poorer women get pregnant so often in their teens.

  • Free birth control is a great idea.

    United States government should follow Philippines in this matter and offer free birth control. It could eliminate lot of problems in regards to child care and children's well being. Also, it is not fair that women who have money can have birth control while women who are less fortunate can't.

  • Yes it should offer free birth control

    Unwanted babies are a big problem for society. The cost to the system and the parents for every child is huge. On top of that an unwanted child often isn't raised as well as it might have been, leading to a troubled adult, not always but sometimes. This leads to further problems. Giving out birth control is a short-term cost that saves long-term costs.

  • It shouldn't be the government's problem

    Whatever consentual sexual activities you do in your own home is fine, I don't care, and neither does the government. So the government shouldn't have to pay for it.
    I do think that the 5 year-IUDs should be free, or at least covered by health insurance, as well as condoms. Birth control isn't a necessity, and is expensive for the state to provide. IUDs however, are a once in 5 year type thing. According to Planned Parenthood, birth control pills cost between $15 to $50 a month, while iuds are $150 to $250, and are typically covered by insurance. Over the entire period a woman can have children(lets say 13-43), a lifetime supply of 5 year IUDs would cost $900-1500.
    Birth control pills, however, cost anywhere from $5400-18000 for a lifetime of birth control. And, if used for medical purposes, should be only used if prescribed by a doctor if it is to be obtained with insurance.
    Sick prank: if you don't want/cannot care for children, don't have sex(excluding rape of course). If the US in 2010 had around 35 million women between the ages of 13-43, then it would cost anywhere from $6.3 billion-21 billion dollars annually. And over 100 years, with expected population growth, that can reach into the trillions. The pill is not cost effective. And besides, most IUDs are already covered by health insurance anyways. The state already provides condoms.

  • Nothings free people

    Why should people who don't believe in birth control have to pay for something they don't believe in? Would you be outraged if handgun licenses were free across the US? , , , , , , , , ,,,,, , , , , , ,, , , , , ,

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