Pro: Family planning is your own responsibility

No matter what political party a rational adult aligns themselves with, everyone can agree that we are responsible for our decisions.

If a person makes the choice to be sexually active then it’s their responsibility to finance that lifestyle.

Federally funded contraception is a bad idea. It gives the impression that child care in general should be federally funded.

The truth of the matter is that if someone can’t afford their own contraception, then they can’t afford to be having sex.

Young people are going to engage in intercourse but they shouldn’t expect Washington to front the bill for places like Planned Parenthood who deal with the aftermath of their sexual adventures.

Basic contraception is already very cheap with prices so low that any working adult can easily afford protection.

Condoms can usually be found for free at a local clinic and birth control pills range from $15-20 dollars. If someone can’t afford to pay those reasonable prices, then they should probably be focused more on their finances and less on their sex life.

2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul illustrated this point well, saying “We don’t need a village, a bureaucrat, or the pharmaceutical industry raising our children. That’s what parents need to be doing.”

If people are mature enough to have sex, then they are mature enough to get a job and take care of their own business.

The audacity it takes for the American youth to demand government subsidized contraception is a testament to the ungrounded sense of entitlement among young people in this country.

Sex is a beautiful thing that should be earned and cherished, not taxed and regulated by the government.

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