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Detroit abortion rate: Nearly 40 perent of pregnancies terminated

by: Eric B.

Thu May 22, 2014 at 16:00:00 PM EDT


Affordable access to contraceptives, not endless god bothering, believed more efficacious in reducing unwanted pregnancies: WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED?

National studies show a direct correlation between abortion and poverty. Legal abortion is considered a medically safe procedure with few complications. But problems that often underlie abortion, such as poverty and poor access to health care, are public health issues that need to be addressed if the rate is to be reduced, experts said.

Funding for family planning and contraceptives has decreased significantly in Michigan in recent years, from more than $5 million in 2006 to $692,300 in 2013, according to the state Department of Community Health. The number of clients receiving free family-planning assistance decreased by about 80,000 between 2006 and 2013.

The alternative to properly funding family planning and contraceptive access? Slut shaming poor women by ordering them to keep their knees locked shut. We now have a very good idea how well that's worked.

Eric B. :: Detroit abortion rate: Nearly 40 perent of pregnancies terminated
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