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Birth control and abortion: wrong or a right?

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Women’s healthcare has certainly taken a prominent position in America’s 2012 election, especially if you’re considering a woman’s right to both birth control and abortion. We at the-pregnancy.net thought an issue like this would interest our followers so here’s the 411 on where each presidential candidate stands on this matter.

Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate and current President, supports a woman’s right to make her own decisions with respect to birth control and abortion. So much so that his Obamacare plan will require the insurance employers offer to cover birth control for its female employees. In order to abide by the pro-choice banner Obama has consistently campaigned under, the Obamacare plan will not force religious employers to pay for the provision of birth control if they oppose it. Rather birth control provision will be the responsibility of the organisation’s insurance company. This plan has been cited as a “win-win”arrangement for both women’s rights and religious groups.

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Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, and his running mate, Paul Ryan, plan to scrap Obamacare if they win the election. They do not believe that the federal government should have a nationwide healthcare plan and that Obamacare infringes on the freedom of the American people to reject contraception based on their religious beliefs. Rather they believe each individual state is entitled to the right to make its own healthcare decisions. Moreover, they do not support federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which currently provides reproductive health services, birth control and cancer screenings, though not abortion. This is because they believe America’s current economic situation calls for that funding to be attributed to other programmes which will bolster America’s faltering economy. Finally, the Mitt Romney ticket carries a very strong pro-life message when it comes to abortion. His running mate Paul Ryan is particularly known for his stand against abortion under any circumstances.

We know many of our readers are women and we want to know what you think. Is birth control and abortion a woman’s personal choice or a public decision? Is Obamacare really a win-win situation? Should the economy be the priority not contraception?

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