So it turns out that giving poor women tonnes of birth control doesn’t actually make them get pregnant less often

Richard Reeves, a co-author of the study, told the Atlantic: “I think that the evidence is . . . that it’s access to effective and safe forms of contraception and abortion” that will bring down unwanted-pregnancy rates among the poor.

In fact, it’s not that hard to get contraception; and the barriers have fallen dramatically in recent years.

Condoms are readily available. And, as of two years ago, almost all insurance policies — including the ObamaCare exchanges — cover the pill at no out-of-pocket cost.

And it’s not just the financial barriers that have come down. Women no longer have to get a pelvic exam to get a prescription for the pill, either.

Yet there’s no evidence of an increase in the use of the pill since these changes were enacted.

…if we’re being honest, it’s not economics standing in the way of low-income women using the pill.

h/t Maggie’s Farm