The mandate from HHS tells us that contraceptives and sterilization procedures qualify as “preventive medicine” that must be covered by all health insurance plans. Thus we can deduce that pregnancy is a disease which the state has a vested interest in preventing. If this is true, there is no surer way to slow the spread of pregnancy than by avoiding sexual intercourse altogether.
The state has a vested interest, then, in promoting abstinence.
Let’s start printing the checks.