Should abortions be covered by insurance if Birth Control is provided free?
Under Obama’s plan, birth control will be provided free by the insurance companies to anyone that wants it. This would include the morning after pill.
If this is the case, could an argument be made that abortion as a means of birth control is an elective procedure and thus not covered because alternative birth control is provided?
As an example, my health care covers glasses and contacts. It doesn’t cover lasik surgery because there is an alternative provided.
This is not about whether abortion should be legal or not. Please don’t turn this into a debate over the merrits of abortion. This is about what insurance should and does cover.