By Ellen Chesler and Andrea Flynn

To Protect Women’s Health—And Drastically Reduce Abortion—There Is Only One Choice

November 4, 2012 11:47 pm Category: Memo Pad, Politics 70 Comments A+ / A-
To Protect Women’s Health—And Drastically Reduce Abortion—There Is Only One Choice

We are American women with careers long devoted to women’s health who have been watching this election for many months, and we are not easily fooled.

Mitt Romney has asked us to give him a second chance. He now blithely asks us to forget his past pledges to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, to eliminate Title X, the federal program that subsidizes contraceptive care for millions of low-income American women, and to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which promises historic increases in access to contraception and other critical preventive women’s health services. He now says all women deserve access to family planning, just not to have the government cover the costs, conveniently ignoring that who pays is precisely what this controversy is all about.

To us, federal funding for women’s health and especially for family planning is an issue of such importance that it alone should determine our votes. The choice is plain.  One candidate offers to build on the historic achievement of the Affordable Care Act in providing access to health care, with its many special provisions to preserve and advance the health and rights of women. The other vows to undo those gains on day one and reverse decades of progress.

A breakthrough clinical study of a large cohort of women in Missouri demonstrates just how high the stakes are and why the matter is critical not just to women but to the country as a whole. Released several weeks ago in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study shows conclusively that if Americans are serious about reducing unintended pregnancy and abortion, we must be willing to provide a range of  contraceptive choices to women at no or low cost. There has simply never been more compelling evidence that providing free contraception leads to positive outcomes and not to riskier sexual behaviors, as all-too-familiar conservative canards would have us believe.

The Contraceptive CHOICE Project, directed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, enrolled about 10,000 women ages 14 to 45 (with a mean age of 25) identified as being at risk of unintended pregnancy and desiring contraception. Each was given the reversible contraceptive method of her choice, at no cost, for two or three years.

The results are nothing short of remarkable. Contraceptive efficacy among participants increased significantly, and abortion rates fell to less than half the regional and national rates, even though the study participants were poorer, less educated, and therefore considered at greater risk than the overall population. The impact on the rate of births among teens was the most pronounced, with pregnancies falling dramatically to a rate of only 6.3 per 1,000, compared to a national average of 34.3 per 1,000.

The study contains a second dramatic finding. A majority of American women overall today use birth control pills or condoms for contraception—both low-cost methods but ones with a high rate of user error or failure. Most women in the CHOICE study, however, opted for longer acting and more reliable methods when cost was not a factor—75 percent selected an IUD or hormonal implant, and the greater efficacy of these methods is what accounts for the dramatic gains in the success rate across the group.

These are simply stunning outcomes. The study estimates that universal provision of contraception and the promotion of more effective contraceptive methods would result in fewer unintended pregnancies and would lower the number of abortions across the country by 62 to 75 percent every year.

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  • nobsartist

    Simple solution. If abortion, which is legal, can be made illegal, then make the republiCON party criminals.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      NEVER Will I Ever Vote For The GOP/Tea Party LIARS!! The American Taliban They Are So Full Of It It’s Pitiful!! One Of Romney Family Members Died From An Illegal Abortion!! I Never Had One Myself But I Would Never Stop Any Woman From Making Her Choice On What’s Best For Her!!! It’s Not Man Place To Judge!!! It’s A Woman Body And It’s Her Life!!!

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CExyRu0DldIKVhPMRs3urVvYpw--#9c304 Paul Colby

        What about the life of the baby, where is their choice? But the main issue in this campaign is the long lasting rotten economy caused by Obama’s wrong policies and debt.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          Why Don’t You And Romney Raise These Kids!!! Please Stop Talking To Me !! Romney Is Bush On Steroid That’s What’s Causing These Problems And The GOP/Tea Party Do Nothing Congress Trying To Make Obama A One Term President You May Be Dumb, Stupid And Racist But There’s A Lot Of American That’s NOT And I’m One Of Them !!! Go Tell That to You Dumb, Stupid And Racist American Taliban Members!! STFU !!

        • neece00

          It is not a baby, it is a fetus and what about thousands of our military service people in the wars that you all love to much, is it okay to kill them .

        • AMADAL

          Excuse Me Paul–Obama inherited this long lasting rotten economy from Dubya Bush and the Repukelicans and anyone with a lick of sense knows that. And how many babies have you adopted? You want all pregnancies to end in birth no matter what caused the pregnancy in the first place, but are unwilling to provide any support or to adopt any of these children. Until you fill your house with adopted children and personally support all these children you want others to have, you need to crawl back under that rock you came out from under and stay there.

          • joujou228

            They seem to care for the un-born up to when they’re borned, then it’s on your own after that. Jesus calls them hypocrites.

          • AMADAL

            Amen Reverend—you’re preaching to the choir

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          WHAT PART OF STOP TALKING TO ME DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ??? ASSHOLE!!!

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    It’s fine if you want to kill your baby BUT don’t make the TAX payers pay it.

    OH, BUT DON’T FORGET ——SAVE THE TREES

    • nobsartist

      hey big talker, why dont you start paying for the roads you use or the cops and fire department that you use or maybe for some of those jets the military uses?

      you sound like a stupid deadbeat parasite or in other words, a republiCON.

      You no doubt, voted for the AWOL coke head that lied us into 2 wars and was convicted of war crimes, twice.

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        We pay 60% in Taxes—-We are paying for something!!!!

        We are building a new business RIGHT NOW and WE have to widen the ride and put in turning lanes and Drainage pipe alllll up and down the roads on both sides.
        SOOOO, thanks for telling me BUT WE DO, DO OUR SHARE!!!!!!!!!!

        HOW BOUT YOU!!!!!!!!!!

        • nobsartist

          If you pay 60% in taxes you are either an idiot or a liar but at any rate, you are allfullofcrap.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            Sorry to say—-WE PAY 60% IN TAXES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Look it up—

            and I’m SORRY—-WE didn’t CHOSE to pay 60% obama did so we could buy YOUR food stamps

            Sean Hannity pays 60%

            YES, that’s right—
            We work hard to be prosperous and then you get punished for it and get it taken away to give to the LAZY PEOPLE THAT DONT WANT TO WORK!!!!!!

            We pay over $7,00,000 for our Property Tax for a piece of property that we have already bought and payed waaaay to much for anyway.

            Those are the FACT—-YOU WANT TO SEE OUR TAX RETURNS—what, are you from Missouri the show me STATE

            BUT WE HAVE TO HAND OUR MONEY TO EVERYONE ELSE
            THAT DONT WANT TO WORK!!!!!!

            We pay over $7,00,000 for our Property Tax for a piece of property that we have already bought and paid waaaay to much for anyway.

            YOU people that live in apartments have NOOO idea about Taxes

    • ococoob

      So you’re willingly not going to pay taxes to cloth, educate, and feed these unwanted children, eh? Didn’t you read the entire article?

      “Unplanned pregnancies disrupt the lives of individual women and their families and levy a significant public health, economic, and social toll. No issue has done more to poison our nation’s politics. Despite a nearly universal desire for contraception, almost half of all U.S. pregnancies, totaling some 2 million each year, remain unintended or mistimed, and 43 percent of those pregnancies end in abortion. The estimated cost to taxpayers is $11 billion a year.” It’s COSTING all of us, pal!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

      Once again get it through your thick skull TAX MONEY IS NOT USED TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS AND HASN’T PAID FOR ABORTIONS FOR YEARS, there was a law passed quit a few years back the prohibits US tax money from being used for abortions. Instead of complaining about tax money being used for abortions use your computer to research abortions and tax payers money, maybe then you will understand NO TAX MONEY IS USED TO PAY ABORTIONS.

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        HEEEEEEEYYYYYYYY IDIOT HILLBILLY—–Get your facts right

        From the very beginning they have been telling us that ObamaCare not only greatly expands access to but provides taxpayer funding for abortion.

        THIS IS A FACT!!!!!!!

        Look it up and maybe YOU will understand !!!!!!!

        Regardless of what some in the media, representatives of the abortion industry,
        or legislators that support abortion say,

        ObamaCare
        does provide
        taxpayer funding for abortion
        and greatly expands access to abortion.

        ObamaCare requires every American to purchase health insurance, it requires every state to establish health insurance exchanges, and it dramatically expands Medicaid. Each of these – private health insurances programs, exchanges, and Medicaid – can, and in some case are required to, provide coverage for abortion. The result is hundreds of millions of dollars being funneled to the abortion industry every year and the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.
        In fact, the law specifically provides that state health exchanges may cover abortions unless the state enacts specific legislation prohibiting abortion coverage. Moreover, the law’s requirement that insurance providers cover “preventive services” and preventative care are so broadly defined that they could be used to force coverage of abortions and abortion related drugs. Thus, all Americans are forced to purchase health insurance that could cover abortion and in some cases is required to cover abortion.

  • docb

    It is not the white males place to dictate to women…Historically those dictates result in the rabid discrimination of women..The ‘christian sharia’ of the white repub males is a ruse to subjugate and subordinate half the population out of FEAR..
    Romney is a liar and a cheat…

    BEAT THE BISHOP 2012

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EQ5LTH2XTZCVP7G4FGK6Z2YTJE ignore the facts

    Let’s ask Romney to rasie all these kids he thinks women should have. I’m not kidding. I’m sure he and Ryan will gladly take on each and every one of them, just like Romney has sent a HUGE check to the Red Cross. If you believe any of this, you have already voted for Romney and there’s no hope of ever getting you to THINK.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      I’m sure he would—He raised 5 of his own and his sister had 8!!!

      They didn’t kill theirs they were responsible and NOT selfish and took care of them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

        LOL You Mean He Had All Those Maids And Nannies Raising Those Boys!! Romney Was To Busy Gutting Out America To Do Any Raising And Ann Was To Busy Climbing The Social Ladder And Drugging Horses So She Can Make A Profit Before The Buyers Find Out The Horses Was Sick And Half Dead!!!

        • nobsartist

          thats why they are all sissy’s like their daddy

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            LOL All Of Them Got That Walk With The Silver Spoons Up Their Asses And They All Walk Funny!!! LOL

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          FERN—-AGAIN you are puking out a bunch of rubbish!!!

          Find out the Facts before you embarrass yourself AGAIN!!!

          They had NO nannies or housekeepers while the kids were growing up.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            SHUT YOUR LYING BUTT UP AND GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE NOBODY LIKE YOU OR WANT TO HEAR YOUR CRAP!!! PUNK!!! After 817 Comments You Got Only 73 Likes LOL LOL Pitiful Fool Go Get A Job And A Life!!! LOL 73 LOL

          • Cairndance

            So the Romney’s were able to have 5 houses (mansions) and raise 5 kids, WITHOUT THE HELP OF NANNIES OR HOUSEKEEPERS!
            Who are you trying to kid?
            Repub’s want to make sure every child is born and then the message is “you’re on your own!”

      • nobsartist

        and used welfare every chance they could.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

        Romney and his wife made their own choice why can’t other people do the same thing? A woman and her partner (husband/boyfriend/partner) should be able to make a choice of their own not a gov’t dictated one.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          OUR money that we pay for taxes SHOULD NOT pay for other peoples abortions!!!!!!!!!!!!

          WHY—-WHY DON’T YOU GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

          You can do what you want BUT the Government shouldn’t be paying for it!!!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6RROC4IUESHT322QS5VJVPYRM Lynda

            There a lot of things that our government pay for. Indeed there are items that I don’t like either, but that is not my call. Perhaps you don’t want the portion of your taxes being spent on war..you can’t make the call. Remember Joan Baez back in the 60’s? If not look it up to find your argument destroyed.

          • northroader1775

            Fully 94% of the budget at Planned parenthood Goes to education and prevention of unwanted preganacies. Only 6% goes elsewhere…and only a portion of that goes to abortions. SOOOOO 94% of the budget is spent doing just what you want it to, preventing abortions, BUT that’s not good enough for the right wing bible thumpers they need it ALLLL to go their way or its ALLLL evil. It’s funny how the only issues that ALLLL has any say on are the ones FOX news harps on ALLLL day. No other topic ever makes it into his head.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            That is soooooo FUNNY how allllll you LIBS know the people on FOX and know alllllll about it—-
            BUT, you dont watch it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            You Don’t Even Have A Job What The Hell Do You Pay For??? Nor Do You have A Life Cause People That Do, Don’t Troll The Internet Spewing Crap Like You Do!!!

          • neece00

            but your tax money will pay for thousands to be killed in your wars

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

            And Viagra for the men to get it up when they want sex.

          • joyscarbo

            Abortions are not “FREE” as you like to rant. And exactly WHO will be raising these kids? We already have a good number of kids in foster care that. In my state, funding for foster parents to help raise the kids is non-existent.
            Why not educate and provide birth control to the people who are already here? This is the WORST case of government intrusion. What next? You going to tell women how to have sex and how many times??
            GET THE HELL OUTTA WOMEN’S UTERUSES!!!

          • Landsende

            All
            If you believe in the sanctity of life and don’t believe your taxes should pay for Planned Parenthood because a small part of their funding goes to perform abortions then you must also believe that none of your taxes should go to the military because their mission is to protect the country which means they may also need to kill our enemies.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

            Get it through your thick skull our taxes DO NOT PAY FOR ABORTIONS IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM. I have a question for you, why is it alright for the government to pay for a man’s Viagra which it has done since 2004 thanks to Bob Doyle and a Republican Congress but not alright to pay for contraceptives for women.? Viagra only helps with one problem for men when contraceptives especially birth control pills help women with 6 or more medical problems that women have that have nothing to do with birth control?
            Another thing the Romney boys had nannies, tutors and so from the day they were born. They were not born in a poor but to very rich parents and Ann Romney did not raise those boys along she had a lot of paid help to do that job.l

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            Ann Romney did NOT have help raising her kids!!!!

            She had 5 kids

            I had 4—–

            What’s the big deal????

            She raised her kids herself without NANNIES

          • joyscarbo

            SUCK IT, “All American!!” WE WON, YOU LOST!!!

            Now run along…my president has a country to run!!!!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            you “WISH” he would or could run this Country

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

            Replying to ALLLLAMERICAN

            You know, I personally do not like the idea of abortion.

            In a perfect world, there would be no need for abortions.

            However, I find it truly disgusting that someone who does not want to bear a child should be forced to do so, even in the case of incest or rape.

            You have flaunted your wealth on this site, so it may be hard to understand that there are some who are not as fortunate as you are.

            Did it ever occur to you that a single mother, trying to put food on the table might decide that she has no other choice?

            For the sake of her existing children, she may be forced to make one of the hardest decisions any person could ever make.

            Where have all the “Compassionate Conservatives” gone?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

        Well, when you are absurdly wealthy it canges the dynamic. You can afford all those mouths to feed.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          YOU SHOULD BE SMART ENOUGH
          TO NOT GET PREGNANT
          IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

            Replying to ALLLLAMERICAN

            Yeah. So, make sure you never get raped. Or become pregnant because of an incestuous relative.

      • Roger Studner

        You do realize Mitt and his wife were born with $100 million dollars in their pocket.. each. Makes it much easier to just F* and raise the kids.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          you CREEP!!!

  • Lovefacts

    Planned Parenthood was initially funded by Republicans and mainstream Christian churches. Why? They wanted to lower the death rate of illegal abortions and women dying because of childbirth. They realized that birth control was the key to stopping abortion and growing the economy.

    My, how times have changes. Seems the Democrats now hold these positions and Republicans–using their religions and the battering ram–want to keep women pregnant, because they sure don’t want them to have access to birth control.

    And for those who scream don’t make the tax payer pay for an abortion, they don’t. It’s against federal law. Funny though, how these same people don’t want to pay for an abortion because it’s agains their moral code, but have no problems stopping Aid to Dependent Children, WIC, or Food Stamps. Guess as long as the child’s in the womb, they’ve got it made. To bad they’re born, the’re screwed.

    • ObozoMustGo

      hatefacts…. That is an absolute LIE! And you know it. PP was founded by Margaret Sanger, a widely known RACIST and KKK supporter. The KKK WAS DEMOCRATIC. Have you ever heard of Robert Byrd, DemonRAT senator from WV? Margaret Sanger founded PP because she believed that abortion could be an effective way to get rid of blacks.

      Here is a picture of Magaret Sanger that proves it. [click image to enlarge]

      Have a nice day!

      “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with
      social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most
      successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.
      We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro
      population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if
      it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

      — Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255
      Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith
      Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in
      Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth
      Control in America . New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

      • jarheadgene

        OMG…did you get that from your own personal files…old pics you found in your attic. Along with a few Swastikas and brown shirts…..:) Come on….you know the Democratic Party is not what your Grandfather’s Dem Party was….Nor is the GOP, what it was….which is why I left it in 2010.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Gene… Google Margaret Sanger yourself. You will see that newspaper article that I posted as the pic. You’ll also get lots of info on her real diabolical intents with PP, birth control, and eugenics being designed as a means to “get rid of the inferior races” as she saw them. It’s all there for you to see, Gene. You have to thirst for the truth, not the party line and propaganda. It is all there to see. And you are right, the DemonRAT party is NOT the Democratic party of gramps. Noooo!!! The DemonRAT party has been taken over by leftist radicals and socialists since the 60’s. Obozo is a manifestation of that takeover. If you are now a DemonRAT, Gene, you need to consider steering your party back from the leftist and socialist agenda similar to way the Tea Party is steering the Republicans back toward Constitutional government. Right now, we are polarized because there can be no compromise with leftist radicals and socialists. You need to pull the DemonRAT party back to the right, Gene. Otherwise, it’s going to the way of the dodo bird. Witness the quote below and think of that implication.

          [click image to enlarge]

          Have a nice day, Gene!

          “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.” Valerie Jarrett, closest advisor to President B. Hussein Obozo

      • joyscarbo

        Well, well, well…if it isn’t OBOZOMUSTGO….
        Didn’t I tell you that your boy Mittens wouldn’t win the election??!!!
        Seems like your neo-conservative, rightwing whacko, republican ideology LOST AGAIN!!! Obama’s re-election is PROOF that MORE than 47% of this country actually DOES take repsonsiblity for itself. We told you assholes LOUD AND CLEAR….SUCK IT, REPUBES!!!
        What?! What is that I hear???? Is it the sound of your obsolete, delegitamized party DYING???!!!! YEP!!!
        YOU CAN KISS MY BLUE-BLOODED BUTT!!!!

        YOU LOST, LOOOOOOOSSSSSEEEERRRRR!!!!!!!

        Now go away…you’re no longer an issue, ass!!!

        hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ococoob

    Paul, are you willingly going to take care of these babies? Are you willingly going to pay more taxes to cloth, educate, and feed these children? If not, then you’re not pro-life as you stupidly sound like you are. Either make contraceptives affordable and available, there would be NO abortions, ok?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynn-Strand-McIntosh/1548484908 Lynn Strand McIntosh

    Open letter to the Women of Missouri…

    Passing the suffrage act came down to one vote. Tennessee’s Mr. Burn’s mother convinced him to ratify and the 19th amendment passed through the influence of one southern woman. It’s time to use our influence and our vote and prove one woman can still make a difference. The world has changed. Birth control is here to stay. For those who think our bodies can shut down that “whole thing” in cases of rape, let us at least shut down for them. We do not “rape easily”, and we are not prostitutes because we believe insurance should cover contraception. Women of Missouri, let’s show the rest of the country that we get it, and some men never should, at least not our vote. Thanks to many women before us, we can vote, so do, there is no going back.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Abortion is nothing more than murder of the most defenseless people. You’re right to your body STOPS when it infringes on someone else’s right to live. Plain and simple. Think of it this way… if a person murders a pregnant women and both she and baby die, the murderer is charged with 2 counts of murder. Why? Because the baby is a person and the law recognizes that status as it is right to do so. Yet, you leftist freaks and eugenicists still proclaim that you have a right to murder another person. You have no moral ground to stand on.

    Have a nice day!

    “I don’t want my daughter to be PUNISHED with a baby.!” – Barack Hussein Obozo

    “[Slavs, Latin, and Hebrew immigrants are] human weeds … a
    deadweight of human waste … [Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a] menace to
    the race. Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need … We must prevent
    Multiplication of this bad stock.” — Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review .

    • grammyjill

      Abortion happens before the end of the third month. At that time, the fetus has NO brain, NO nervous system and NO heart of it’s own. Everything we use to determine life is not yet there. So, no one is killing anyone. Just flushing a grouping of cells. And no I don’t like abortion, but see the necessity in certain cases.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

      Abortions are done before there is a person. The biological material that a man shoots into a woman to mix with her biological matter is not a person, it has no form, feelings couldn’t continue to became a fetus nor could it or a fetus live outside of a woman’s womb, The fetus does not start forming into a baby until the last half of the 4th month or into the 5th month, even then it can not live outside of the woman’s womb. So all of you so called pro life people need to learn more about the biology of when biological material becomes a baby especially since after the baby is born, you don’t care if it lives or dies. You should actually call yourselves pro wombers instead of pro life since when the baby comes out none of you give a damn about it or the mother. By the way according to Bush 2′ s Supreme Court says there isn’t any such as rights stopping for one person when it infringes on someone’s else rights. Don’t have a nice day.

  • SaneJane

    Being sexually active creates the necessity of contraceptives rather than contraceptives creating a need for sex.

  • stcroixcarp

    America is always going to suffer from the “abortion” issue. The right wing strategists want it as an issue that they can trot out every election cycle to get the christian right all hot and bothered. They will never actually outlaw abortions, they will only make it miserable for poor women who need them. Rich women will always be able to buy a doctor to do the job. The question needs to be framed differently: How should the men who cause all pregnancies be punished for creating an unwanted or harmful pregnancy? This is a male issue. It is about MALE sexual responsibility.

  • jstsyn

    Maybe in some sick minds demanding that all babies be carried to birth is a warped way to keep a majority white population? A sick mind is capable of any line of thought. LOL.

  • http://twitter.com/MortAlcoil1 Mort Alcoil

    If we ever banned abortion in this country, all the rich girls would take a “vacation” in Europe and come back looking a lot slimmer. The poor girls would be screwed and we would have a bunch of unwanted babies, born to unwed mothers and a massive burden on our welfare system. There’s NOTHING good that can come of depriving a Woman of her choices when it comes to HER body.

  • northroader1775

    AND PAUL if that’s the issue your boy Mitt is still not the answer GWBs policies rebooted and beefed up with more of Ryans BULLSHIT isn’t going to solve anything. You are not talking to idiots here go back to fox if you want any traction with your oneline bullshit.

  • dljones

    Sounds like a pregnant bride abandoned at the alter. All these paragraphs and nothing conclusively said about abortion. Seek contraception methods and ye will be saved. Take abortion out of government and think for yourselves.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ES2UMKTR4CDLPP22JNGQN3Z7SE Jackmack

    let’s send a big message to Mitt Romney on this Election and the rest of the Republicans is
    ” DON’T LET DOOR HIT YOU ON YOUR WAY OUT

  • kanawah

    Unfortunately, many of the women do not have the sense to exercise that right to vote for their own best interest.

  • 1bythebrooks2

    The repubs think that minorities have the most abortions. If that is true, did they ever stop to think that with all those minority babies being born, there will be more voters of the Democrat persuasion than the repubs? And that more minorities have unprotected sex than those of their ilk? Thye are shooting themselves in the foot and mouth(or should I say hoof and mouth? It is an animal disease!!) Idon’t believe that minorities have more unprotected sex. The repubs think so. Thus my comment. Obama/Biden 2012!

  • ralphkr

    Ah, but you completely ignored the real reason for banning contraception and abortions. We are just absolutely and completely ticked off if a woman spreads her legs for anyone else.

  • Leabrand

    After Romney gets Roe v Wade overturned – and only rich women will be able to afford to go to Europe (with their lousy socialized medicine) to get their abortions. Since they’re also gutting the social services that might help make these women/families able to keep their babies – the poor mother with no other option will have to give her baby up for adoption – to some rich (or relatively rich) straight christian couple. Voila ! – the adoptable baby shortage has just been resolved !! Unless the babies have Down Syndrome, born crack addicted or ….

    I’m so sick of self-righteous, short-sighted Republicans !

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.brennan.334 Terry Brennan

    Very astute writing. Something that fascists would disagree with but something that all intelligent people would back. Well done!!

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    KILL YOUR BABIES——-

    SAVE THE TREES

    SAVE THE TREES

    SAVE THE TREES

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