Friday, October 05, 2012

Obama's Free Abortifacients Reduce Abortions - uh?

In an effort to convince the American public to embrace ObamaCare and its mandate forcing everyone to pay for someone else's birth control or sterilization, a new study is being hyped to claim that providing women, including young girls, with "free" pills, chemicals, and devices that often abort fertilized eggs (in unknown quantities), will reduce the KNOWN abortions that get counted in official statistics.

For background, read Sex on the Rise, Procreation in Decline and also read To Cut Costs, Lower Birth Rate, Says White House as well as Teenage Girls Need More Risk-free Sex, Doctors Say

What really concerns totalitarians is that
40% of American Women Use No Birth Control

-- From "Study: Free birth control leads to way fewer abortions" by The Associated Press 10/5/12

Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concluded Thursday. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage.

The project tracked more than 9,000 women in St. Louis, many of them poor or uninsured. They were given their choice of a range of contraceptive methods at no cost — from birth control pills to goof-proof options like the IUD or a matchstick-sized implant.

When price wasn't an issue, women flocked to the most effective contraceptives — the implanted options, which typically cost hundreds of dollars up-front to insert. These women experienced far fewer unintended pregnancies as a result, reported Dr. Jeffrey Peipert of Washington University in St. Louis in a study published Thursday.

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From "Abortion Rates Fall When Birth Control Is Free" by Salynn Boyles, WebMD Health News 10/4/12

While the women were offered any FDA-approved method of contraception at no cost, the researchers made sure they knew that IUDs and implants were the most effective.

Abortion rates among the women and teens ranged from 4.4 to 7.5 per 1,000 during the time they were enrolled in the study -- far lower than the national rate of close to 20 abortions for every 1,000 women.

And the birth rate among the teen girls in the study was almost six times lower than the national average.

The researchers estimated that providing no-cost contraception and promoting long-acting birth control methods nationwide could reduce abortions by 41% to 71% annually.

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From "Study: Free Birth Control Significantly Cuts Abortion Rates" by Olivia B. Waxman, Time Magazine 10/5/12

What would happen if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice — especially the more effective kinds — at no cost? The national abortion rate would plummet, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology on Thursday.

The findings come amidst contention over President Obama’s health-care law, which offers women FDA-approved birth control without a copay. As of August 1, contraception is covered for women signing up for new health insurance plans or renewing their existing plans.

Nearly half of the more than 6 million pregnancies that occur each year are unintended, and about 43% of them end in abortion. Further, about 1 million births are unintended, costing U.S. taxpayers about $11 billion a year in associated expenses. Low-income women with less education are far more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than their wealthier, educated peers.

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Questions:  What's it mean to get pregnant unintentionally?  Isn't it true that the abortion rate could be cut to zero if everyone were sterilized as a child.