Look, no one is talking about free contraception. Although increasing contraceptive access would be an excellent step towards a healthier nation, it is unfortunately unlikely to be instituted when a large portion of our country fears sexual behavior.
Since the reference in the article is talking about Sandra Fluke (albeit subtly) let's clarify something:
Sandra Fluke didn't want the government to pay for her contraception. What she was in favour of was the health insurance of many non-faith employees of religious non-profits (like hospitals) to cover contraception.