Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions; Romney wants to cut access.

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    This from The Associated Press.

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    One has to wonder why the Governor wants to cut off the primary source for low cost contraception to financially challenged women. From his website:

    http://hosted2.ap.org/OREUG/f7ded15...h Control/id-b426496b78574f468236f8786520b7fe

    For $300M (or less than 1/3 the cost of a new destroyer the Navy is building), we could prevent a great many abortions, unwanted pregnancies, and help ensure women's health choices. The $300M spent now will be a lot less than building more schools, expanding entitlements, and building more prisons later on when the unwanted pregnancies are carried to term.

    Also it should be noted that Title X money is not only provided to Planned Parenthood (no Title money is used for abortions by the way) but to public health departments across the nation; in red states as well as blue states. It is used to pay for everything from iron tablets to condoms to contraceptive foams and creams.

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    Old, white Republican men have a better understanding of women and woman's bodies. That's why they need to be in charge.
     
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    That money comes from somewhere.

    Don't wanna get pregnant.....keep your pants on.

    Tired of paying for Sandra....

    Fluke off.
     
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    Keep your body....just don't make us pay for your "mistakes".

    Asswipe.
     
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    Does the radical left concede that decades of condom on a cucumber sex ed is a failure and the only option left to teenage girls is surgical contraceptive implants at taxpayer expense? What a Country.
     
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    Actually, sex education has proven to be way more effective than "abstinence only".

    In fact, education has proven to be effective in many ways. Something else that Republicans and Democrats disagree on.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgVHLbDu7PY]Rick Santorum: "What a snob!" - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Agreed. Instead of tax payers paying for the "free" birth control, maybe parents could pay for it. It's dirt cheap at Walmart. Instead, we are expected to treat everyone like little children and either stop them from making big mistakes or being forced to take responsibility for their mistakes. That is liberal thinking, for you.

    Even if the birth control is paid for them, how will they be smart enough to get it and actually use it? Hmmm, we better hire some people to go around and babysit them and give them their birth control pills every day. Should we inform them that pills won't prevent getting AIDS or other diseases? Do they know that? That would be worse than pregnancy. What to do, what to do. Sure is hard trying to think up ways to save people from their own behavior.

    We've had sex ed for years, but I guess too many are skipping class or quitting school so they aren't being properly educated. So, they going out in the world without an education and no idea about the risks of their behavior. I guess we better find a way for them to live since they aren't qualified to do anything. Then we'll continue to babysit them the rest of their lives. And when they have children, we'll keep repeating the whole process.
     
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    You know what I get from the study, 35-40% of women are so completely irresponsible even when offered free birth control they won't use it and wind up getting an abortion. After all planned parenthood has offered free birth control to the poor for decades and single parent births are still on the rise.

    Your assertion that anyone in the political arena favors restricting acces is a total lie. But why let that stand in the way of a good story.
     
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    But's it's racist to point out that 70% of babies born in the county to the north of us are to unwed mothers and 90% of those unwed moms are black.

    Know what: tough s**t.
     
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    "Cutting access" = Someone else won't pay for services rendered and products consumed.
     
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