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Australia Study: 70 Percent of Women Seeking Abortions Used Contraception
Life News ^ | 6/9/08 | Steven Ertelt

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.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; contraception; moralabsolutes; oops; prolife
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.

Just another of their many lies.

1 posted on 06/09/2008 4:06:37 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 06/09/2008 4:07:16 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 06/09/2008 4:07:52 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Of course.

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.

5 posted on 06/09/2008 4:10:48 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Morgana

LOL! Love the tag line.


6 posted on 06/09/2008 4:11:18 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: wagglebee
Maybe they should try a truly effective BCD (Birth Control Device):

9 posted on 06/09/2008 4:14:43 PM PDT by quark
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To: redgolum; Morgana
LOL! Love the tag line.

And just think, opium mellows people out!

10 posted on 06/09/2008 4:15:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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None of the Australia Teamsters Union had this problem....the truckers always pulled out on time :-)
12 posted on 06/09/2008 4:17:40 PM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Morgana

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.


14 posted on 06/09/2008 4:22:18 PM PDT by RockinRight (Obama '08 - Because Jimmy Carter Didn't Screw Things Up Enough)
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To: wagglebee

Oh, please.

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.


15 posted on 06/09/2008 4:25:00 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative with no dog in the presidential race now *sigh*)
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To: RockinRight

Maybe the survey considers the rhythm method to be a form of contraception.


16 posted on 06/09/2008 4:25:16 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: pillut48

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.


17 posted on 06/09/2008 4:28:26 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Abortion is the planned murder of the most helpless!


18 posted on 06/09/2008 4:33:28 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (McCain will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: wagglebee
LOL - my mom used to say she could get pregnant just hanging Dad's pants out on the clotheseline. Back in the Stone Age, hubby and I used foam, but only when we thought it was the time of the month when I could get pregnant. Needless to say, I got pregnant. After the baby came, we used foam EVERY time - I didn't get pregnant again until we ready for Baby #2. Stopped using the foam, got pregnant the same month.

Been pregnant twice in my life, have two beautiful grown daughters (oh, and four rowdy grandsons ;-)

19 posted on 06/09/2008 4:37:12 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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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.

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.

20 posted on 06/09/2008 4:40:31 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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To: pillut48
"The title should be that those women used contraceptives INCORRECTLY."

And I bet incorrectly includes errors like skipped a pill or just failed to use the contraceptive they had with them.

21 posted on 06/09/2008 5:30:15 PM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: redgolum

I have to disagree - do you think that these women, who felt that abortion was an acceptable decision to make, would have aborted their children if they were pregnant and not using contraception? To put it in your words, I bet if they were slutting around without a pill or condom, they still would have killed the child, and possibly got pregnant more frequently, cause women and girls (especially teenage girls) will still have unprotected sex even if they don’t want to get pregnant and know it could happen anyways - they seem to have an ‘it won’t happen to me’ mentality, and I think that’s the underlying problem here.


22 posted on 06/09/2008 5:45:10 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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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."

This is, actually, completely consistent. The use of artificial contraceptive technique is 100% in line with an abortion attitude, as both totally reject the authentic view of sex as being both unitive and procreative.

23 posted on 06/09/2008 6:13:45 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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My comment is this.

All contraceptions have a failure rate. By multiplying the contraceptives used you can radically decrease the failure rate, but it can happen (a God child of mine was born to a family on the pill!).

Many women and men are not 100% in using contraceptives. Which can result in pregnancy. That is part of the PP money making plan.

24 posted on 06/09/2008 6:17:06 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: wagglebee

They are just lying about it so they can play the victim.


25 posted on 06/09/2008 6:50:09 PM PDT by Diggity
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26 posted on 06/10/2008 3:29:20 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Just curious but where in the article does it say they are sluts? Or is this your learned opinion? The sister in law of a good friend was married, had the two kids she wanted and used abortion for birth control. Was she a slut? Nope, just a murderess.

A co-worker was told after her IVF baby that she could not pregnant because of a preexisting condition. She was on the pill and got pregnant. She kept the baby and then had her tubes tied.


27 posted on 06/10/2008 8:35:42 AM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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Just curious but where in the article does it say they are sluts? Or is this your learned opinion?

I was using the example of an unmarried woman who has sex twice a week for a year to demonstrate a statistical likelihood of pregnancy. I suppose there are lots of ways to describe such a person. I used the term that I thought appropriate.

29 posted on 06/10/2008 10:10:59 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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To: wagglebee

Two of my brother-in-law’s five children were condom babies. But yet, we have scads of secularists, libertarians, liberals, hedonists, etc. etc. who always manage to pop up like whack-a-moles and screech that any questioning of the dogma of the 100% success rate of contraceptives is tantamount to establishing a theocracy.


30 posted on 06/10/2008 11:07:48 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: Jaded

Sorry, I was just trying to put it in someone else’s terms (which I tried to make clear that those were their words, not mine) to try to make it easier for them to understand my point of view... at least, that was the general intention.


31 posted on 06/10/2008 5:14:28 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: wagglebee

Um, if they did use contraception, then WHY are they pregnant?

Seems to me that they either didn’t take it properly, or maybe they all used the same contraception that has some major MAJOR problem with it? Again, seems like the first explanation is most likely, since they knew they had abortion to fall back on in case they got pregnant anyway.

Highly irresponsible women, in any case. And an awful lot of dead babies because of that irresponsibility. :-(


32 posted on 06/11/2008 1:56:59 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative with no dog in the presidential race now *sigh*)
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