But is birth control preventive medicine?
For many medical and public health experts, there’s no debate.
“There is clear and incontrovertible evidence that family planning saves lives and improves health,” said obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. David Grimes, an international family planning expert who teaches medicine at the University of North Carolina. “Contraception rivals immunization in dollars saved for every dollar invested. Spacing out children allows for optimal pregnancies and optimal child rearing. Contraception is a prototype of preventive medicine.”
Natch, there’s Republican fail all over this story:
Jeanne Monahan, a health policy expert at the conservative Family Research Council, said her group would oppose any mandate that lacks a conscience exemption for moral and religious reasons. She said there’s “great suspicion” that a major abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is leading the push for free birth control.
Okay, yet again, let’s take crazy people at their word. A major abortion mill devoted to the frequent and gleeful killing of little innocent souls is leading the fight for free birth control … in order to prevent women from getting knocked up … which will lead to fewer abortions in their grisly houses of death … which leads to profit?
I’m confused. Is birth control a secret way to have more abortions? Have you all been keeping this from me all this time?