Health Care Reform Could Reduce Abortions
A Study by the March of Dimes in 2004 showed the average cost of maternity care is $8,802 per child. That fact is consistent with a unsurprising study that found the single biggest reason stated for having an abortion in a 1988 Study was the inability to afford the child. How many who cannot afford health insurance now, can afford to pay out of their pockets the maternity costs. An abortion though perhaps not their first choice may indeed by the far easier one financially.
In addition those without health insurance are much less likely to have check ups, well care appointments and discussions with a doctor that would help prevent unwanted pregnancy in the first place.
Facts and common sense lead to the conclusion that Health Care Reform would not pay for abortions but would in fact lower the number of them.
sources: March of Dimes Study
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