argument top image

Should birth control be free? Show more Show less
Back to question

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 free Show more Show less

Access to birth control is not as simple as making it free.
< (2 of 3) Next position >

We cannot make those who object on religious grounds pay

Religious objection is important to many, and passing the cost onto those who reject on religious grounds is morally wrong.

The Argument

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.[1] 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.

Counter arguments

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.

Proponents

Premises

[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.

References

  1. https://www.pandiahealth.com/resources/birth-control-religion/

Vote

Not sure yet? Read more ↑

Discuss

This page was last edited on Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 13:20 UTC

Explore related arguments