We're not debating a woman's access to birth control. No one is saying she can't go to the drug store and buy birth control. We're debating whether the government should force people to pay for other people's lifestyle choices. The government is in effect stealing to enforce its own belief system. I don't see anyone forcing employers to pay for employee nutritional supplements or other holistic health services. Do something GOOD for yourself? That's not covered. Eat garbage all your life and get sick and we'll cover that.
Please don't pretend this is justice. It is stealing.
Now is it possible you end up saving money by slowing the spread of disease and lowering healthcare costs? Yes, you can project anything you like. I can also suggest that if we steal money from every to force supplementation we will lower healthcare costs. Does that justify forcing people into your own view of how to live your life?
What about forcing people to pay for abstinence education? Abstinence is guaranteed more effective than birth control against disease and unwanted pregnancies. I'm not saying we should do this. I'm saying it's another direction the same kind of law could take. Are these the precedents we should be setting? (But of course how many years of anti-freedom precedents do we already have in place?)
Still, if we're going to make this law, I'd like to add a rider to the bill to include contraception for cases of government (and IRS) rape. Maybe we force everyone to put money into a pot as a legal defense fund for anyone whose rights are violated by the government.