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 Make Birth Control More Accessible
A photo of a packet of birth control pills.
Image from Wikimedia Commons.

According to this article, 51% of pregnancies in Missouri are unplanned.

Think that’s high? Arkansas’s number is worse – 55% of pregnancies are unplanned (https://powertodecide.org/…/national-state-data/arkansas).In rural areas, access to resources like birth control is limited. If our current state government was serious about cutting down on abortions, then birth control would be readily accessible. In addition, there are a variety of conditions that require a person to be on birth control. I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and without birth control, my cysts get out of control and can burst and leave me in excruciating pain. There are people who are required to take birth control to be on medications such as seizure or acne medications.

A common sense approach would be to make birth control low-cost or free, and increase accessibility by making it over the counter.