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View Diary: Colorado teen birth rates plummet thanks to contraceptive program (98 comments)

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  •  This is sadly true. (2+ / 0-)
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    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."

    •  They really don't (8+ / 0-)

      understand the purpose of contraception, do they?

      Contra - against. It's not CONception pills, moron.

      Why do you care if people have sex or not, as long as they're both consenting adults?

      If they're poor and have unwanted children, YOU have to support them, through your taxes. If you don't want THAT, you ought to be handing out contraceptives like candy.

      Because if you use effective contraceptives, you don't have those unwanted kids, and YOUR TAXES CAN GO DOWN.

      Let me repeat that again - contraceptives = lower taxes. Contraceptives = Less welfare paid out. Contraceptives = fewer free school lunches.

      That's how we need to frame it, because apparently nothing else seems to get through.  

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