The new health-care system holds the promise of no-cost birth control for all women. "No-cost" means that women could get their prescriptions for birth control filled without a copay.
This would be a huge benefit for women. Improving women's access to birth control is one of the best ways to help prevent unintended pregnancy and thus reduce the need for abortion.
Making no-cost birth control a reality also will help women make responsible health-care decisions. It's especially important for women who cannot afford prescription contraception or a deductible.