Feds should get out of contraceptive business
The argument of the Independent Women’s Forum against Washington’s involvement in distributing contraception has been summarized by Reason. Three key points: contraception is widely available, with various price-points so it is affordable to all, and the only job the federal government has is ensure safety and protect patents. It could be argued that the Food and Drug Administration does not do enough to warn consumers of contraceptives about their harmful side-effects, which is the one responsibility it has in this area. In an age of trillion dollar deficits, Washington should be able to find a way to stop subsidizing the contraceptive industry.