Kevin thinks contraception is a personal issue and not something that should be dictated by government requirements. He agrees that access to condoms and abortion clinics is important, but sees contraception less as a health issue and more as a personal liberty issue. Should government be involved in this personal issue at all?
Kevin, compared to most other governments, we have far more freedoms regarding our personal choices in our own country than most of the world. I just returned from a short trip to Saudi Arabia, and health care is far worse over there than we have it here.
Believe me, I wish there were fewer abortions happening in the United States. About 40 percent of pregnancies today are unwanted or unintentional. In 2008, the last year data was available, there were more than 1.2 million abortions performed in our country alone.
The only way we’re going to begin dealing with this problem responsibly is by making contraception available afford-ably to both men and women.
I’m not a politician. All I discuss is the health of an individual and of the population as a whole. It worries me when people are denied access to quality health care, and I’m concerned about what that’s doing to the larger culture.
Regardless of your beliefs in this area, we all agree there’s a lot more we can be doing to ensure that women and men are able to make positive solutions regarding health care choices, and are given the access they need to prevent these issues from getting to the level where abortion is considered as an option.
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