The nation’s obstetricians and gynecologists are calling on the federal government to provide access to free or affordable birth control to all women, especially the poor and those with Obamacare plans that don’t cover birth control services due to religious views.
Stepping into the heated debate over abortion, birth control and Obamacare, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in a new statement dated January 2015 said that if birth control can’t be provided in healthcare plans, then women should be referred to places they can receive it.
“Nearly all U.S. women who have ever had sexual intercourse have used some form of contraception at some point during their reproductive lives. However, multiple barriers prevent women from obtaining contraceptives or using them effectively and consistently. All women should have unhindered and affordable access to all U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives,” said the association’s Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women.