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Thursday, December 07, 2006 

The Pill's Price Rising

Due to the Congressional Republicans' 2005 Deficit Reduction Act, more than 100 publicly funded clinics in Minnesota are facing more than 10x price hikes in birth control pills.

For poverty? Make birth control more expensive. For unwanted children? Make birth control more expensive. For abortions? Make birth control more expensive. For crime that results from unwanted children born into poverty? Make birth control more expensive. For more people needing welfare? Make birth control more expensive.

Small investments in key programs can save a government many, many times the amount of that initial investment over a course of years. Ensuring that birth control is affordable is one of those investments. This effect of the 2005 DRA is the very definition of penny wise, pound foolish.

Your 21st century Republican Party: compassionate, anti-poverty, anti-crime, pro-life.

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