A [Not So Modest] Proposal
Apropos of this post, I have a general-interest policy idea of my own: limit medical decision making to the woman and her health care professional.
The argument is simple: a woman, any woman, has the capacity to make health decisions, and to assume responsibility for her decisions. [The medical professional is there to assist, and guide.] Since birth control and abortions are health matters (not rights, beliefs, or religious/moral/philosophical concepts) this would eliminate assorted dilettantes (politicians, religious leaders, neighbors) from having any say in these matters.
Moreover, the counter-argument to this proposal--women are too stupid/incompetent/etc., to be allowed to make their own decisions--should prove to be unpopular with all [even with the people who might not have taken the time to seriously consider the implications of women being denied medical care] but the most fanatical religious fundamentalists.