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.
Supporters of the bill say it actually prevents abortions, with state health officials estimating that the program would prevent about 4,300 abortions per year. They also point out that for every $1 invested in low-cost contraception, Colorado taxpayers save about $5.85 in Medicaid costs.
So why would a party that claims it is for fiscal responsibility cut such a great cost savings investment??