The Pros And Cons Of Birth Control

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The New England Journal of Medicine reports that out of the 6.1 million pregnancies in 2011, 2.8 million were unintentional (Cunningham). It is no secret that women use contraceptives, also known as birth control, to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Whether birth control should be funded by insurance companies is a continuous debate in today’s modern society. This controversial topic is argued about by people of different social and religious views. Those on the opposing side believe that the First Amendment is being violated by providing contraceptives as a mean of birth control considering they’re against birth control in their religion. On the other hand, others believe that birth control are women’s right and should not be argued against by men that do not use contraceptives. Birth control and other forms of contraception should be provided by employer’s health insurance in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies and non-contraceptive reasons.
Birth control continues to be a controversial topic in workplaces and politics. Women use birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies and to help regulate menstrual bleeding. It is argued that all forms of contraception should be provided by health insurance, because of the high numbers of unwanted pregnancies and abortion. On the other hand, those on the opposing side claim that requiring employers to provide access to birth control violates the First Amendment’s freedom of religion as some believe birth control goes against their

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