Access, the Best Birth Control: An Issue of Justice
Betting, Wendi N.
Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability
Family planning services
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Wendi N. Betting is a member of the Class of 2015 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Low-income women face barriers when trying to access family planning services. Notable barriers to accessing family planning services include financial constraints, transportation difficulties, and lack of family planning service providers. I draw on Norman Daniels and Loretta Ross to argue that low-income women's lack of access to family planning services is unjust. I focus on contraception and abortion services, and explore how current policies and practices promote injustice.