Skip to comments.Australia Study: 70 Percent of Women Seeking Abortions Used Contraception
Posted on 06/09/2008 4:06:37 PM PDT by wagglebee
Canberra, Australia (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion advocates say the use of contraception is an excellent way to reduce the number of abortions and have demanded that taxpayers fund more contraception efforts. However, a new Australia study shows two-thirds of the women seeking abortions did so because their contraception failed.
The study included 3,400 women who went to an abortion business in Adelaide over the course of a decade.
Conducted by Flinders University professors Wendy Abigail, Charmaine Power and Ingrid Belan, it found 70 percent of the women seeking abortions used birth control.
About 36 percent of the women and their partners used condoms to prevent pregnancy, another 28 percent used hormonal methods such as the birth control pill and three percent were relying on natural family planning.
Although the study makes it appear women still become pregnant and rely on abortions when contraception fails, the authors spun the results to the Adelaide Now newspaper by saying it proved abortion isn't used as a method of birth control.
"It is often reported in the media that women are irresponsible with contraception usage and that pregnancy terminations are used as a form of contraception," they said. "The majority of women in this study used some form of contraception at the time of conception."
The study will be published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
It also found a significant increase in the number of women aged 30 to 50 who are having abortions -- mirroring a trend in the United States.
While younger women more often account for abortions, older women experiencing an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy are more frequently having abortions when they are through having children.
Just another of their many lies.
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No matter you view of contraception, this is the obvious result. If you are slutting around and the pill or condom doesn't work, you will problem kill the baby to remove the problem.
LOL! Love the tag line.
And just think, opium mellows people out!
It all boils down to resposibility, if you use contraception responsibly, you’re only slightly likely to get pregnant.
Also - if you’re responsible you’d keep the baby if it did happen. Or at least have it and give it up for adoption.
The title should be that those women used contraceptives INCORRECTLY. How can something that has been proven to be 99% effective when used PROPERLY (i.e. taking pills correctly, using condoms correctly, etc.) cause 70% of these women to become pregnant?!?! Give me a break.
Maybe the survey considers the rhythm method to be a form of contraception.
Read the article again. It DID NOT say that contraception fails 70% of the time, it said that 70% of women who had abortions used contraception.
Abortion is the planned murder of the most helpless!
Been pregnant twice in my life, have two beautiful grown daughters (oh, and four rowdy grandsons ;-)
Well let's see, 99% effective (if you accept that number, but let's just give them that) means 1 time in a 100 it FAILS. Now if a conservative slut has sex once a week that means she's guaranteed to get pregnant within two years. Twice a week of course means getting pregnant once a year.
That 70% is 70% of women seeking abortions, not all women. So 70% are promiscuous, and 30% are something else.
It makes sense to me.