The pill has been with us for about 50 years and is one of the mainstays of population control. It is widely available and, with implementation of the Affordable Care Act, will become reimbursed completely. Planned Parenthood and other health-care facilities already make the pill and other forms of birth control readily available for anyone in need, given that the current cost for the pill is $200-400 a year.
The author is "Kent Sepkowitz is an infectious-disease specialist in New York City." Thank you for being honest about the government's motives, this how nothing to do with women controlling their own bodies, but government trying to control women. The comment section is a mess of trolls, in which against no one is speaking about women's freedom or control. Rather they are talking population control, especially of the poor, some really degrading and dehumanizing comments.
What too much work to create a healthy and stable economy, just do away with human civilization instead?