Republicans Kill Successful Birth-Control Program in Colorado
Investing in free or reduced cost birth-control is a win-win in that it helps poor or young people from having accidental children, and it also saves states money that it does not have to spend on food-stamps, low-income aid and medicaid.
So why would a party that claims it is for fiscal responsibility cut such a great cost savings investment??
Because some wingnuts are worried about the "moral hazard" of people having sex.
Some people think that offering free or reduced cost contraceptives would encourage sex since they would not risk the punishment of unplanned pregnancies.
So without the threat of unplanned pregnancies, people might enjoy sex and thus might try it out... and we can not let that happen. now can we...