Birth control has many positive impacts, including pregnancy prevention, protection from STDs, and allowing regulation of the menstrual cycle. However, these products can cost large amounts of money, the onus of payment for which is generally on women. Should these products be free, or should they cost money?
No, birth control should not be freeShow moreShow less
Access to birth control is not as simple as making it free.
According to Pandia Health, the major four religions of the world are Christianity, Judaism, Catholicism, and Islam. Among these four religions, Catholicism is the only one that explicitly does not approve of birth control. Catholicism makes up approximately two billion of the people on earth-a huge number.
Forcing those who do not believe in birth control, as a part of their faith, to pay for it through taxes is not morally correct. People should be able to object to paying for things that interfere with their religion.
Separation of church and state does exist, making religious grounds have no place in medical or scientific debates. This is not a topic that religion should be involved in in any way.
[P1] Birth control is controversial in some religions.
[P2] We should not make those who religiously object absorb the cost for birth control.
Rejecting the premises
[Rejecting P2] Whether someone is religious is irrelevant in this context.