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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:25am on 2012-02-16

"However, 46% of women who get abortions weren't using a contraceptive method the month they got pregnant, indicating that conservative policies that discourage regular contraception use -- everything from abstinence-only education to objecting to any measures that make contraception cheaper and easier to obtain -- have been effective in keeping women from using contraception as regularly as they should. In addition, abortion rates are much higher for women living in poverty, and three quarters of women getting abortions say they can't afford a child. If anti-choicers start moaning about the high rate of abortions, ask them what they intend to do about it. Do they want to make birth control free for all women? What about expansive social welfare that makes it easier for pregnant women living in poverty to say yes to having this baby? Most anti-choicers are generally conservative, and most will get really angry really quick if you start to mention concrete solutions to lower the abortion rate." -- Amanda Marcotte, "10 Things I'd Say to the Anti-Choice Fanatics Trying to End Access to Abortion", 2011-07-27

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