Conservatives hate abortion, right?
So conservatives should then try to promote cost-effective alternatives to getting pregnant, right?
(All right–all right–stop your laughing….)
Those few Americans who like having sex just for the pleasure of it (wherever you are) will be in for a surprise if Antonin Scalia and his buddies ax the Affordable Care Act. There was a recent firestorm of controversy over the ACA’s mandate that insurance plans provide free birth control, but Obama offered up a compromise shifting the burden away from religiously affiliated employers. The end result was that starting Aug. 1 the pill will be free to all American women who are insured. Without the law, many women—including those without a huge amount of disposable income—would be forced to pay for birth control out-of-pocket. Organizations like Planned Parenthood argue this would lead to far less consistent use of the pill—and more unplanned pregnancies.