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1Should Americans Have Access to Free Birth Control?Marisol MontanoUniversity of Houston
2Whether one’s problems with access to free birth control have to do with populationcontrol, the religious debate surrounding it, or mere sensitivity to topics that are sex-related, anindividual should consider these problems as only a single factor to the actual conflict withdenying access to methods of family planning. Why should someone other than yourself get todecide what you put in your body? Why do our rights on how we decide to go about familyplanning depend on someone of authority when it is not even their body that this access would beaffecting? While some argue that there are elements that correlate the use of birth control tofeelings of depression, the overall impact it could potentially have on the U.S. health agendashould outweigh one’s argument to restrict an aspect of reproductive rights to a person. Fromdeclines in abortion rates/unintended pregnancies in families that feel the pressure of financialburdens to considering health components of birth control that have nothing to do with actualfamily planning itself, these details as a whole are all part of the importance of bringingawareness to the need for discussion of access to free birth control.Essentially, the controversy of whether or not there should be access to free birth controlrelatively corresponds with the opinions one may have over the usage of such contraceptive, onebeing that birth control is associated with eliciting feelings of depression. While there are several

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