Originally Posted by valanhb
It does if the health insurance will cover abortions but not birth control...and I've had more than one insurance policy that does exactly that. And as a dependent, I know for a fact that my parent's insurance would cover a pregnancy/birth or abortion for a minor dependent, but not birth control.
If that isn't messed up, I don't know what is.
In Canada, its free to have an abortion in a hospital.
And people aren't clamoring to use them as birth control.
You only have to pay to have one done in a private clinic (benefit there is shorter waiting times and the cost is about $500)
But that being said, I still think that there are psychological reasons behind not using birth control, rather than necessarily financial ones.
People that are reckless tend to be of the "i'm invincible, it won't happen to me" types. They generally learn that they aren't when they wind up pregnant.
Those women that are mature, even if financially strapped, WILL find a way to secure birth control.
There are also emergency methods available such as the morning after pill.
Also, even in the US, there are free condoms available everywhere.
I would suggest that most women, reckless or not, are not so mentally deficient to go through the physical and mental stress involved in having an abortion many times because they can't afford birth control.
Just my two cents.