‘Make Birth Free’ proposes pro-life group

A US pro-life group has issued a white paper arguing that birth should be free to every mother in the USA.

Americans United for Life notes that mothers on private insurance may pay up to $5,000 for a healthy birth and up to $10,000 if there are medical complications. These expenses can provide the impetus to abort.

One answer to reducing abortions, the paper argues, is to ensure that every woman knows that she can give birth with no money out-of-pocket. The paper acknowledges that this would not be cheap, but it argues that doing this would, over time, reduce the total cost of births in the country.

The paper argues that free birth would go a long way toward promoting the general welfare.