Most Americans Want Abortion Opponents To Support Contraception

Three-quarters of adults polled by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy said they think officials who oppose abortion should “strongly” support birth control; 21 percent of people surveyed disagreed. According to the campaign’s report, recent debates about access to contraception — like Republicans’ opposition to a regulation in Obamacare that requires insurance plans to include coverage for birth control without a co-pay — have been “less than enlightening” as policymakers conflate abortion and methods of birth control. “That men and women of good will disagree about abortion is understandable,” according to the report. “The hostility to preventing the unplanned pregnancies that frequently lead to abortion is not.”