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(Denver Post)   Colorado has been providing its low-income citizens with free birth control pills and IUDs since 2009. Now they're reporting a 40% drop in the teen pregnancy rate in 5 years. Some people have a problem with this   (denverpost.com) divider line 368
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2014-07-07 05:08:11 PM
Birth control should be free and available to anyone who wants it.
 
2014-07-07 05:09:20 PM
I love stories about Colorado because there's always a chance that they will reference the governor, and "Hickenlooper" is one of those rare words in English that is simply a joy to read and speak. Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper. HickenlooperHickenlooperHickenlooper.
 
2014-07-07 05:13:51 PM
"What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?
 
2014-07-07 05:25:07 PM

JoieD'Zen: Birth control should be free and available to anyone who wants it.


If you can afford it, you should pay for it. That said, I have no problems with making it free for low income people who qualify for public assistance or for state medical benefits. But free for everyone? No.
 
2014-07-07 05:28:26 PM

Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?


Well clearly, the kids are using them correctly based on the results.  I think the situation with Ms. Earll and Focus on the Family it is more of 'I reject your reality and replace it with one of my own, based on sluts failing to be shamed and punished with unplanned offspring'.
 
2014-07-07 05:28:42 PM
Carrie Gordon Earll, senior director of public policy for the conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family, said she was skeptical of the state's claim that increased access to IUDs and other birth control caused the steep decline in teen birth rates.

"What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."


front.moveon.org
 
2014-07-07 05:28:56 PM

JoieD'Zen: Birth control should be free and available to anyone who wants it.


especially for slut who want to slut it up so they don't make a bunch of slut babies when they are out spreading their legs and being sluts.
 
2014-07-07 05:29:41 PM

Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?


Hmmmm....

Carrie Gordon Earll, senior director of public policy for the conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family

Nope, not surprised at all she's clueless.
 
2014-07-07 05:33:09 PM

Nogrhi: Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?

Well clearly, the kids are using them correctly based on the results.  I think the situation with Ms. Earll and Focus on the Family it is more of 'I reject your reality and replace it with one of my own, based on sluts failing to be shamed and punished with unplanned offspring'.


grumpfuff: Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?

Hmmmm....

Carrie Gordon Earll, senior director of public policy for the conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family

Nope, not surprised at all she's clueless.


Oh, no question there.

I'm just surprised at how casually she can lie.  It's like saying having brakes on your car makes you more prone to head on collisions with shiat.
 
2014-07-07 05:35:42 PM

Diogenes: I'm just surprised at how casually she can lie.  It's like saying having brakes on your car makes you more prone to head on collisions with shiat.


Someone should troll them and point out getting married increases your chances of getting divorced.
 
2014-07-07 05:44:43 PM

grumpfuff: Diogenes: I'm just surprised at how casually she can lie.  It's like saying having brakes on your car makes you more prone to head on collisions with shiat.

Someone should troll them and point out getting married increases your chances of getting divorced.


Marriage is the largest single contributor to the scourge that is divorce.  In every divorce we researched BOTH partners were found to have been married.  Someone must stop this tragedy!
 
2014-07-07 05:46:23 PM

Diogenes: Nogrhi: Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?

Well clearly, the kids are using them correctly based on the results.  I think the situation with Ms. Earll and Focus on the Family it is more of 'I reject your reality and replace it with one of my own, based on sluts failing to be shamed and punished with unplanned offspring'.

grumpfuff: Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?

Hmmmm....

Carrie Gordon Earll, senior director of public policy for the conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family

Nope, not surprised at all she's clueless.

Oh, no question there.

I'm just surprised at how casually she can lie.  It's like saying having brakes on your car makes you more prone to head on collisions with shiat.


Or, having brakes makes you more likely to speed irresponsibly. An we all know what that leads to. That's why brakes are bad.
 
2014-07-07 05:47:46 PM

Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?


Do you mean 'biological' sex with a normative male and female in traditional positions?
Scampers off to find diagram for people like you.
 
2014-07-07 05:49:28 PM

Diogenes: Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity,


And that's the problem. These farking puritans are upset that someone's having sex.
 
2014-07-07 05:49:55 PM

dr_blasto: Or, having brakes makes you more likely to speed irresponsibly. An we all know what that leads to. That's why brakes are bad.


I think there was an argument against mandatory seatbelts that went like that.  "Don't require automakers to put seatbelts in cars because people will drive more recklessly if they think they're safe."
 
2014-07-07 05:53:33 PM

what_now: Diogenes: Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity,

And that's the problem. These farking puritans are upset that someone's having sex.


I guess they wouldn't have much of an axe to grind with most FARKers, then.
 
2014-07-07 05:53:59 PM

what_now: Diogenes: Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity,

And that's the problem. These farking puritans are upset that someone's having sex.


If they were getting laid decently they wouldn't care what other people were doing.
 
2014-07-07 05:54:13 PM

Chariset: dr_blasto: Or, having brakes makes you more likely to speed irresponsibly. An we all know what that leads to. That's why brakes are bad.

I think there was an argument against mandatory seatbelts that went like that.  "Don't require automakers to put seatbelts in cars because people will drive more recklessly if they think they're safe."


Same with airbags and helmet laws. Same false argument here for contraceptives. These aren't the most creative people around, they're the same types that came up with contemporary christian rock.
 
2014-07-07 05:57:17 PM
"The family-planning program has saved $5.68 in Medicaid costs for every dollar spent on the contraceptives, the state said. The state has saved millions in health care expenditures - $42.5 million in public funds in 2010 alone based on the latest available data. "

There's the real reason Colorado will tell FotF to stick a sock in it, err.. on it.  Sometime crass profit motives and social welfare do align.
 
2014-07-07 05:58:46 PM

Nogrhi: grumpfuff: Diogenes: I'm just surprised at how casually she can lie.  It's like saying having brakes on your car makes you more prone to head on collisions with shiat.

Someone should troll them and point out getting married increases your chances of getting divorced.

Marriage is the largest single contributor to the scourge that is divorce.  In every divorce we researched BOTH partners were found to have been married.  Someone must stop this tragedy!


Bread is a gateway food, leading to harsher foods like sandwiches.
 
2014-07-07 06:00:59 PM

grumpfuff: Bread is a gateway food, leading to harsher foods like sandwiches.


And let's not even talk about the deleterious effects of dihydrogen monoxide.
 
2014-07-07 06:16:02 PM
Congrats to Colorado! Forward thinking people.

Damn Obama!
 
2014-07-07 06:16:52 PM
" Some people have a problem with this   "
   i660.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-07 06:17:44 PM

mysticcat: "The family-planning program has saved $5.68 in Medicaid costs for every dollar spent on the contraceptives, the state said. The state has saved millions in health care expenditures - $42.5 million in public funds in 2010 alone based on the latest available data. "

There's the real reason Colorado will tell FotF to stick a sock in it, err.. on it.  Sometime crass profit motives and social welfare do align.


You'd think so, but there is a long history of people spending public funds to keep the poors from having fun. See mandatory drug testing, spending millions to kick for people off public assistance.
 
2014-07-07 06:18:15 PM

Pocket Ninja: I love stories about Colorado because there's always a chance that they will reference the governor, and "Hickenlooper" is one of those rare words in English that is simply a joy to read and speak. Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper. HickenlooperHickenlooperHickenlooper.


Humperdinck?

/ Humperdinck, Humperdinck, Humperdinck, Humperdinck!!!!!

// tv and movies fried my brain at an early age
 
2014-07-07 06:22:13 PM
I always have to consider that one reason why aliens wouldn't want to make contact with us is people like that.

Humans are awesome at self-delusion and insisting that reality is anything but what it is.

Why would an advanced civilization want to deal with that?
 
2014-07-07 06:23:13 PM
Great news but it seems like too big of an impact to be attributable to only 30K birth control "items".
 
2014-07-07 06:24:04 PM

Nogrhi: grumpfuff: Diogenes: I'm just surprised at how casually she can lie.  It's like saying having brakes on your car makes you more prone to head on collisions with shiat.

Someone should troll them and point out getting married increases your chances of getting divorced.

Marriage is the largest single contributor to the scourge that is divorce.  In every divorce we researched BOTH partners were found to have been married.  Someone must stop this tragedy!


ESPECIALLY heterosexual marriages. In raw numbers, there are thousand more straight couple divorces than gay couple divorces.
 
2014-07-07 06:25:28 PM

JoieD'Zen: Birth control should be free and available to anyone who wants it.


I second this.
 
2014-07-07 06:25:56 PM
We are ZOOMING towards a world with negative population growth.  Educate women and give them access to birth control and suddenly the population "problem" completely reverses.  In twenty years most countries will be begging for immigrants.
 
2014-07-07 06:26:55 PM

Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?


No but Focus on the Family is sticking their fingers in their ears and screaming "I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW AWESOME MAMMON IS"
 
2014-07-07 06:27:31 PM

JoieD'Zen: Birth control should be free and available to anyone who wants it.


I was under the impression that hangers were already pretty cheap.
 
2014-07-07 06:28:28 PM

Diogenes: Nogrhi: Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?

Well clearly, the kids are using them correctly based on the results.  I think the situation with Ms. Earll and Focus on the Family it is more of 'I reject your reality and replace it with one of my own, based on sluts failing to be shamed and punished with unplanned offspring'.

grumpfuff: Diogenes: "What we have seen over many years is that access to contraception does not equal fewer unintended pregnancies and fewer abortions," Earll said. "Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity, which leads to unintended pregnancies and abortions."

I must have a vastly different idea of how contraceptives work.

Are the kids sticking them in their ears?

Hmmmm....

Carrie Gordon Earll, senior director of public policy for the conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family

Nope, not surprised at all she's clueless.

Oh, no question there.

I'm just surprised at how casually she can lie.  It's like saying having brakes on your car makes you more prone to head on collisions with shiat.


Hey, its not like the Bible says anything about bearing false witness.  At least not in the parts those sanctimonious @ssholes care about.  Is it just me or do these fundie clowns just ignore any parts of the scripture that can't be used to justify their hate.
 
2014-07-07 06:28:41 PM

what_now: Diogenes: Availability of contraception leads to increased sexual activity,

And that's the problem. These farking puritans are upset that someone's having sex.


Clown cars are only allowed within marriage.

/and for white Christianss
 
2014-07-07 06:28:52 PM
Whenever I hear a conservative loudly complaining that letting teens get contraceptives undermines "parental rights" all I really hear is "I'm such a terrible parent that my kid never tells me anything and is afraid of my judgmental nature, therefore the law has to constrain their options for me!"
 
2014-07-07 06:29:52 PM

grumpfuff: Bread is a gateway food, leading to harsher foods like sandwiches.


So you're saying sliced bread is responsible for the obesity epidemic plaguing this country?
 
2014-07-07 06:31:26 PM

Nabb1: JoieD'Zen: Birth control should be free and available to anyone who wants it.

If you can afford it, you should pay for it. That said, I have no problems with making it free for low income people who qualify for public assistance or for state medical benefits. But free for everyone? No.


Derp?
 
2014-07-07 06:31:34 PM

Pocket Ninja: I love stories about Colorado because there's always a chance that they will reference the governor, and "Hickenlooper" is one of those rare words in English that is simply a joy to read and speak. Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper. HickenlooperHickenlooperHickenlooper.


www.quotesworthrepeating.com

Anyone?  Hickenlooper?  Hickenlooper?  Hickenlooper?
 
2014-07-07 06:31:50 PM

mysticcat: "The family-planning program has saved $5.68 in Medicaid costs for every dollar spent on the contraceptives, the state said. The state has saved millions in health care expenditures - $42.5 million in public funds in 2010 alone based on the latest available data. "

There's the real reason Colorado will tell FotF to stick a sock in it, err.. on it.  Sometime crass profit motives and social welfare do align.


Nothin' wrong with saving eveyone a little money while improving the QOL for the people more in need of it. Good on Colorado. And karma will be very good to that generous anonymous benefactor.
 
2014-07-07 06:31:54 PM
Whatever they said against this, they've been saying forever. It was never about reducing teen pregnancy. It was about controlling the populace by forcing them into early parenthood and poverty.
 
2014-07-07 06:32:05 PM

OtherBrotherDarryl: Great news but it seems like too big of an impact to be attributable to only 30K birth control "items".


Don't discount the effects of knowledge. Unlike kids in "abstinence only" states, the teenagers here in Colorado know that they have options. So even if they don't take advantage of the freebies, they might be using something else. That's probably a huge chunk of the figures right there.
 
2014-07-07 06:32:05 PM

Nabb1: JoieD'Zen: Birth control should be free and available to anyone who wants it.

If you can afford it, you should pay for it. That said, I have no problems with making it free for low income people who qualify for public assistance or for state medical benefits. But free for everyone? No.


Why should the people who contribute the most (or at least more) to the public purse not be allowed to benefit from it?
"The more you give, the less you get" is ridiculously unfair.
 
2014-07-07 06:32:52 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: We are ZOOMING towards a world with negative population growth.  Educate women and give them access to birth control and suddenly the population "problem" completely reverses.  In twenty years most countries will be begging for immigrants.


Well that's even worse! White people are going extinct!
 
2014-07-07 06:33:17 PM
I'm anxiously awaiting the day when FotF and their hate filled followers pack up and leave our fine state.
 
2014-07-07 06:33:43 PM
Terrible idea... where are the 1% and GOP going to get the poor dumb people to exploit. Plus, those expensive prisons aren't going to fill themselves.
 
2014-07-07 06:33:55 PM

grumpfuff: Diogenes: I'm just surprised at how casually she can lie.  It's like saying having brakes on your car makes you more prone to head on collisions with shiat.

Someone should troll them and point out getting married increases your chances of getting divorced.


Heh. I like it.
 
2014-07-07 06:34:08 PM

This text is now purple: JoieD'Zen: Birth control should be free and available to anyone who wants it.

I was under the impression that hangers were already pretty cheap.


Who doesn't have access to stairs? Cripples? Why are the fundies interested in teen cripple sex?
 
2014-07-07 06:34:21 PM

Nabb1: JoieD'Zen: Birth control should be free and available to anyone who wants it.

If you can afford it, you should pay for it. That said, I have no problems with making it free for low income people who qualify for public assistance or for state medical benefits. But free for everyone? No.


Why not?
 
2014-07-07 06:34:56 PM
Well maybe some people should STFU...
 
2014-07-07 06:35:32 PM
IUD's? What, you put your dick in and BOOOOOM it explodes?
 
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