Mandatory contraception coverage
I did my issues etc radio show on this today, and we talked about it on my Monday night Catholic Radio of San Diego program: “Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday.”
Later in the article, we learn:
a government study last summer found that birth control use is virtually universal in the United States, according to a government study issued last summer. More than 90 million prescriptions for contraceptives were dispensed in 2009, according the market analysis firm INS health. Generic versions of the pill are available for as little as $9 a month. Still, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Many are among women using some form of contraception, and forgetting to take the pill is a major reason.
This new rule mandating insurance coverage of contraception with no co-pay is evidence of the condom-ist ideology, rather than a serious attempt to solve any serious problem. This culture is already saturated with low cost contraceptives. Cheaper pills will not make women stop “forgetting” to take their pills.
Many “unplanned” pregnancies are coming about for some reason other than lack of access to contraception, like the women want their babies. The concept of “unplanned”pregnancy is meaningless.