Abortion, Limited Medical Resources, and the Meaning of Health Care
A perennial claim by conservatives in the abortion debate is that abortion - and, for that matter, contraception - does not really count as health care. Such a view is sometimes heard, for example, in legislative battles over cutting the cost of medical services to the poor; family planning, it is sometimes claimed, can be cut because it is not really part of (essential) health care services in the first place. While it may be a service, it has no priority in the "rea" health care services of preventing and treating serious disease and injury.
Anderson, Kenneth and Anderson, Richard, "Abortion, Limited Medical Resources, and the Meaning of Health Care" (1984). Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals. 1885.