Friday, September 11, 2015

ACA = Fewer Abortions

Expect 25,000 fewer abortions per year because of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, according to a study by Karen Mulligan in the journal Demography

Although 30 states had already mandated contraceptive coverage in health insurance plans, 20 states were straggling until the ACA kicked in. By extending access to contraception without co-pay to women in all 50 states, according to Mulligan's analysis, birth control use increases by 2.1 percent and the abortion rate declines by 3 percent. The result is fewer abortions.

Source: Demography, Contraceptive Use, Abortions, and Births: The Effect of Insurance Mandates ($39.95)

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