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"Free" Birth Control
 
Birth Control PillsI have an economic objection to birth control, not a religious one. It's simple. I don't want to pay for yours. You pay for your own, just as I did when I was a teenager and had to buy my own condoms. When and how did "free" birth control become a right?

I've been told by liberal friends that it's cheaper overall for me to pay for other people's birth control through taxes or my own higher health insurance premiums than to pay for abortions or for full term pregnancy healthcare and birth. Well, it's cheaper for me to pay for neither. I know, because that's how it used to be.

What about people who can afford neither? I could tell them to abstain, but I've already admitted to being a teenager once, so I know that's not a real solution. And I also know that there was a time when I couldn't afford a car. But I didn't expect taxpayers to provide me one for free. Even today, there's no right to a car as there apparently is for birth control. If you think birth control should be "free" for some people, start a fund for it on the Internet. Plenty of Web sites make that easy to do. I might even donate.

Forget Hobby Lobby and religious objections to forced payment for birth control, abortion, or anything else. Think only about economic rights. You'd better have a damn good reason for me to give you my money. I'm pretty sure I don't want to be forced to pay for your birth control, directly, or through higher insurance premiums.

--JD
1/23/2015

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