Republicans claim this as one of their main platforms, but let’s get something straight.
They’re “pro-life,” by which they mean:
protecting CEO’s salaries and millionaires’ rights not to pay taxes are more important than teacher salaries,
best of luck to you or your spouse procuring full-time work which includes health care benefits,
and oh, while we’re at it, (Romney’s latest), we’re going to cut federal support for Planned Parenthood, so not only are we not going to allow you to have an abortion, we’re going to make it more difficult for you to procure affordable contraception.
So while “we” can’t be bothered to make contraception or STD testing available or affordable, you can just keep having those babies !!! (the more the merrier, until the planet collapses under our collective weight?), and how you feed them, educate them, and keep them healthy is your own problem.
And never mind that offering these services to people in the first place saves money; we’re not that gifted in long-sightedness.
Just like the decision not to cover prostate cancer screening, or the fact that my HMO only covers $85/year in blood work, which is inadequate just to monitor my thyroid condition. Guess it would be better/cheaper if I took inadequate levels of medication and ended up with a thyroid tumor or in a coma?
Is it really that difficult to understand that spending a little bit on things like preventive screening and contraception saves a lot of money in the long run? Seems like something an 8-year-old would understand.