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Abortion Helpline: This will hit hard. Watch it.

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Written by LeisureGuy

21 January 2021 at 5:17 pm

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Opposed to abortion? Support family planning

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From the Center for American Progress in an email:

Nearly two million unintended pregnancies and 800,000 abortions have been prevented — and billions of dollars have been saved — through increased federal funding for family planning, according to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute. Using statistical projections, the report determines that the abortion rate would be two-thirds higher overall, and twice as high among poor women, without the current family planning funding allotted under Title X. Adam Sonfield, a Guttmacher policy expert said, "Family planning should be noncontroversial. In this economic climate, it’s so important in terms of ability to get an education, to stay in the work force." The Guttmacher Institute, which is "generally respected even by experts and activists who don’t share its advocacy of abortion rights," determines that for every tax dollar spent on family planning funding, the average taxpayer saves $4. Last month, House Democrats lost a battle to include increased family planning funds in the recovery bill. Undeterred, they are working with President Obama on "broader legislation…to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies," likely by increasing Title X funding . Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), who is leading the charge to expand Title X, calls this report evidence that family planning funding can "not only save taxpayers money, but also promote public health."

Written by LeisureGuy

24 February 2009 at 8:32 am

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Is a fertilized egg a human?

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Interesting: “Antiabortion activists in several states are promoting constitutional amendments that would define life as beginning at conception, which could effectively outlaw all abortions and some birth control methods.”

It would also leave fertility clinics open to charges of kidnapping (holding fertilized eggs without their consent) and murder (disposing of unneeded fertilized eggs) plus manslaughter charges for fertilized eggs that die as a result of accident or inadequate care. I would think that a coroner’s report would be required then for miscarriages, right?

More of the story:

The campaigns to grant “personhood” to fertilized eggs, giving them the same legal protections as human beings, come as the nation in January marks the 35th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. During those three decades, abortion foes have succeeded in imposing a variety of restrictions, such as waiting periods and parental notification for minors. But there are still about 1.3 million abortions a year in the U.S.

Some activists say they are fed up with incremental steps — and are not interested in waiting years, or possibly decades, for a more conservative court to revisit Roe. Instead, they are out to change the legal status of embryos in hopes of forcing the Supreme Court to ban abortion.

“The concept that we’re going to elect judges who will change everything has failed,” said Brian Rohrbough, a former president of Colorado Right to Life. “The logical thing is to start with personhood. . . . It’s the only legitimate tactic that does not involve a compromise.”

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Written by LeisureGuy

23 November 2007 at 8:55 am

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