Corvus: Republicans don't want to stop abortions, they just want to run women's lives and punish them for being "sluts".
cchris_39: How is that people can't afford birth control but they can afford abortions?
Giltric: I thought abortion was family planning.
vpb: I would imagine that there are plenty of fundamentalist republicans who are baffled at that result.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: correlation vs causationWhen the economy sucks people fark more. People who are farking more but don't have money for the babies get rid of the babies.
tbeatty: Why are liberals always so logically challenged? This isn't a poverty AND family planning cost problem. It's a poverty problem. This is quite obvious to people that have brains (and do financials for abortion clinics). Abortions cost more than contraceptives. PP would give away contraceptives if it reduced abortions. But it doesn't. Poor people will sell their contraceptives before using them. It's quite the idiotic statement to claim that planned parenthood is spending more on abortions if they could cut costs with free contraceptives.So to sum up, in places where there isn't as much poverty, abortion rates are lower and contraception use is higher even if contraceptives are not free. In places where there is more poverty, abortion rates are higher and contraception use is lower even when both services are free. The difference between Detroit and the rest of Michigan isn't the high cost of contraceptives, it's the high poverty rate.
Lsherm: I don't get a few things:Nearly one-third of all pregnancies in the city of Detroit end in abortion, a statistic public health officials blame on rising poverty and dwindling access to affordable contraception.I call bullshiat on this, if only because condoms and the pill are both significantly cheaper than an abortion. If you aren't shelling out $5 for a 3 pack of condoms but can scare up $4-500 for an abortion, then it's not an affordability argument.And maybe someone with experience in Detroit public schools can explain this one:Detroit Public Schools spokeswoman Jennifer Mrozowski said the district has an abstinence-based sexuality curriculum that is "age, sequentially and developmentally appropriate for all students grades K-12 including special education."Where is that directive coming from?
Giltric: From the pro choice website......over 50% of women claim to be using birth control (that has a 99.9% effective success rate) when they get pregnant.
Corvus: Corvus: Republicans don't want to stop abortions, they just want to run women's lives and punish them for being "sluts".And if you think that statement of mine was partisan bullshiat, just read the comments on the article.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: When the economy sucks people fark more. People who are farking more but don't have money for the babies get rid of the babies.
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