Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why to Fund Planned Parenthood

From a recent report:

Despite declines since 1991, the teen birth rate in the United States remains as much as nine times higher as in other developed countries, and significant racial/ethnic and geographic disparities exist in the United States. Compared with births to adult women, births to teens are at greater risk for low birth weight, preterm birth, and death in infancy (5,6). Teen childbearing also perpetuates a cycle of disadvantage; teen mothers are less likely to finish high school, and their children are more likely to have low school achievement, drop out of high school, and give birth themselves as teens."

Only 3% or so of Planned Parenthood's expenditures go to abortions.  About a third goes to birth control.  THIS is how to reduce abortions, as well as lessen the number of teens who get pregnant and don't abort.




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