An issue of spending money now or spending money later

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    50% of all pregnancies in the US are unplanned. That's a lot of people who are failing at using protection.

    The question is, should the goverment do anything about it?

    Is it better to spend money now on sexual education/abstinence programs, low cost/free contraceptives and lower the number of unplanned pregnancies or, should the goverment get out of the Title Funding business and accept future costs to the state as a consequence?
     
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    No... I don't believe the Federal government should do anything about it.
     
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    I can see that prospective. Part of me feels the same, but then I think that investing now is cheaper than shelling money later to care for a child.
     
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    Oh I'm sure it would be. I just can't do it.
     
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    50% of all pregnancies are unplanned? Seriously?

    I guess that works if you count a woman who intended to get pregnant in 3 months and stopped taking contraceptives under the advise of a doctor. Personally, I count pregnancies that come earlier than planned as intended, but I don't have an agenda to try to prove that women need contraceptives.
     
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    many of the abortions are for teens.
     
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    I don't know which is sicker, the idea that you think the government's policy on childbirth should be driven by money or that you think it's government's job in the first place.
     
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    I agree Army, as an addiction counselor I feel drug education should be in there too. Both will not only save money but will save life's as well.
     
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    CDC - Unintended Pregnancy Prevention - Reproductive Health

    It's not my number, but the CDC's.
     
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    I'm torn on if its a government issue or not. As for being driven by money, I never said that, although unlike many I consider whether policy is cost effective, it's not the deciding factor, but it is a factor for me.
     

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