I believe birth control, like all healthcare services, should be accessible and affordable, Federal funds should not be used for abortions unless medically necessary through Medicaid, and that state level restrictions on the right to choose have done more harm than good. Texas, for example, now has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world.
I am pro-choice, but I support reducing the number of abortions through the only two ways that have been shown to actually work: making birth control affordable and available, and providing comprehensive education on reproductive health and STDs. These actions both bring down the abortion rate and improve women’s economic status. Republicans and Democrats should work together to both reduce abortion rates and improve health and education for young people.