According to the latest report from the Guttmacher Institute, publicly funded family planning services prevent 1.94 million unintended pregnancies and 810,000 abortions each year. They are also “… highly cost-effective. More than nine in 10 women receiving them would be eligible for Medicaid-funded prenatal, delivery and postpartum care services if they became pregnant. Avoiding the significant costs associated with these unintended births saves taxpayers $4 for every $1 spent on family planning.”
They save money and they reduce the number of women who seek abortions. Somehow, that sounds like a no-brainer to me. Plus, it’s much more effective than trying to convince people to not have sex.