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Reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies by:

Doesn't address the issue of someone that is already pregnant.

Give aid to people in need.

So you gonna bail out everyone whose mortgage is under water? Extend unemployment benefits and welfare benefits to as long as they want, er, need them?

Does this aid end at the borders of the United States? There are a lot of people in this world that need something as simple as clean water. Enough money might solve that problem. Or are such people not worthy of help?

Where are you getting all the money for this? Or is this going to be just another unfunded mandate that creates trillions of dollars of national debt?


requiring insurance to cover birth control for all women

Why insurance? You're making it a government mandate, so the government should pay for it. Otherwise, you miss those that don't have insurance.

And it doesn't help for those whose religion would forbid birth control.


No matter what you do, you're going to have those unwanted pregnancies.

We cannot eliminate unwanted pregnancies, and we will continue to argue about abortion. We should be able to agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies. We should be able to agree that it's a good idea and we should be able to agree to take measures that have been show to work to reduce unwanted pregnancies. Individuals will continue to pay for insurance. And if someone's religion forbids birth control, it almost certainly forbids abortion, so what's the issue there?

We cannot help everyone in the world. We cannot help everyone in the United States. We currently help people in need in the United States. We should certainly continue to examine different ways to help people. We can look at what is done in different states and different countries to see what works and what is a waste of taxpayer money. I think Republicans and Democrats both want to help people and neither party wants to pour money down a drain, but both parties get so entrenched in what they think that they are not willing to be flexible, to try different ways to help people, to look for methods that will work.

Whatever we come up with won't be perfect. But it will be a lot better than nothing.

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