Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reproductive Rights: Part 4

The cost for an unplanned pregnancy is much more expensive than contraception. Raising a child from infancy to age 18 costs over $220,000 per child; many of those with unplanned pregnancies wind up needing some type of aid which will be paid for by taxpayers.  In 2010, 46.9 million people in the United States were living in poverty, the largest number of people in the 52 years records have been kept.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Reproductive Rights: Part 3

I know there are companies that have a religious affiliation, and that a specific religion may not promote birth control, but not everyone who works for those organizations may be of that same faith or belief, and those people should not be penalized by the company’s primary religious affiliation or beliefs. Nor should an entity that accepts federal or state funding, which is taxpayer money, be allowed to deny those same taxpayers their reproductive rights. If a woman chooses not to utilize birth control, or chooses not to obtain an abortion, or utilize the insurance coverage for the same, that's her prerogative.  If she chooses to practice abstinence, that's also her right, but those rights or religious beliefs are not allowed to preclude or supersede the rights of others.