Skip to comments.Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions
Posted on 10/06/2012 12:22:16 PM PDT by EveningStar
Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage.
The project tracked more than 9,000 women in St. Louis, many of them poor or uninsured. They were given their choice of a range of contraceptive methods at no cost from birth control pills to goof-proof options like the IUD or a matchstick-sized implant.
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What's the difference, kill before they be, or after.
I don’t believe that for one second - sounds like BS designed to make us “OK” with free contraception - spit
If there is no fertilization, there’s no baby. Sperm and egg never make contact.
Story of my life.
Miles and miles of toothpaste ... just layin' around with no tube to call home.
This is total nonsense. The legalization of contraceptives preceded the legalization of abortion by a few years, and the rate of abortion skyrocketed.
The availability of contraceptives was cancelled out, many times over, by the spread of stupid and immoral behavior and widespread lack of self control.
I’ll bet if they cut off the welfare and suggested adoption there would be fewer teen Births and shorter adoption waiting lists.
So, even though your doctor may call an IUD a contraceptive, remember, it does not prevent fertilization. It does cause the death of the tiny new human at one week of life in a micro-abortion, and for this reason, few Christian women will allow one to be inserted into them.
Don’t be under the illusion that “birth control” does not kill AfTER fertilization. Many types prevent implantation.
In any case, to the headline, mu question is: fewer abortions than what? Than before Roe V Wade? I doubt it.
When this country allows for ONE legal killing of an innocent, we’re in very bad shape.
Oh, and look! A man-child in the White House. Messing up everything. A 50-60% divorce rate (and not every other marriage is happy). Out of wedlock pre and post abortive pregnancy rate way higher than pre Roe v Wade. Complete garbage for cultural media. Immodesty and predatory behavior acceptable among girls and women. Homosexual militancy in areas as indefendable as middle schools.
A complete lack of critical thinking among a mojority of the population- Ugh! Including the voting population.
Oh and the masses accepting the term “free” for “taxpayer- funded”, which this is.
So is there something “special” in the free variety that makes it more effective than the you-have-to-buy-it variety? (/sarc off)
Without reading the study I assume their can be no direct cause and effect. Abortion rates have been going down for various reasons. Also, BC methods are not exactly costly. I recall in the 60 to 70’s girls and boys could get free bc from planned parent hood.
Here in Washington state, free birth control is already widely available.
Planned Parenthood administers the “Take Charge” program which gives free birth control to any woman earning less than $28,000 a year.
Medicaid, which deals directly with America’s poorest families and individuals, provides free birth control.
Washington state Social Services has at least one program that provides free birth control.
Time to accept reality on this issue...
A free abortion is the birth control of choice for a significant number of America’s poorest women.
So... ban condoms it is.
Fight them over there by paying for their contraception or fight them here when they're breaking into your house at 3 am.
I'm mostly for freedom of conscience, but asking people to pay for free contraception is like drafting citizens to fight during war.
And make no mistake: it is war, and right now the best are losing while the worst multiply like locusts.
How about free surgeries to tie their tubes off?
Just make it a condition for receiving public assistance.
Trusting doctors for the sake of not taking personal responsibility can be fatal. Let’s think.
And just by the way, the AMA is a pro abortion organization. Here’s where I am spitting on the ground.
“Micro-abortion”. Let’s take out Micro, unless we have a verifiable notation of when life begins. We’re erring on the side of caution when it comes to the life of an innocent.
And Christian or not, Natural law tells us that it is unlawful to kill innocents, most especially when it comes to mothers killing their offspring.
Geeze, this generation is going to go down badly in the annals of history.
The liberal War on Women continues.
You’re welcome. And I agree with the “micro” stupidity. Call it what it is.
What I believe happened is that they were led around and told what to do and did it. That did result in fewer pregnancies but in the real world and real life you don’t have someone leading you by the nose. There have been free birth control methods since they were invented, there are free condoms everywhere and it didn’t change anything but when the Nanny state leads you around by the nose to effect a change.
So for this study to be replicated in the real world each person who is of reproductive age would need their own medical person who made sure they did all the things they were supposed to to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
I don’t know how many people I’ve known who already had the birth control and forgot to use it or used it incorrectly and got pregnant and even those who used it correctly and the birth control failed.
A while back they had that Yaz birth control and they advertised it 24/7, now the law firms are telling people who used it that they can sue 24/7. Sure sounds like it wasn’t too safe and effective to me.