Stalling Over Birth Control

In The Guardian, Katha Pollitt argues the necessity of Medicaid-funded family planning, which was stripped from the House’s stimulus bill. Pollitt notes that the bill contains funding for other health matters, and contraception is akin to “childhood vaccines and antibiotics” in protecting women’s health. Additionally, she writes that “the production, prescribing, buying and selling of birth control is an economic activity–funding more of it means more clinics, more clinic workers, more patients, more customers, more people making the products.”