This. ^ Watch my @walkthetalkshow video, “No one is pro-abortion” on elephantjournal.com’s home page. We’re all united in wanting to reduce abortions. And it’s been working, dramatically. It’s the how that is creating a lot of confusion, pain, and suffering. #prochoice #prolife #wedgeissue #abortion #abstinence #sexed #plannedparenthood #safesex #beofbenefit
Giving access to free and low-cost birth control saves the U.S. Government (and, you know, taxpayers) at least $17 billion a year…and it results in fewer abortions. And that’s not to mention offering basic sex education.
Colorado’s investment in IUDs and other fire-and-forget birth control produced a “miracle.” Teen births and abortions dropped by nearly 50%, and the birth-rate among teens who were already mothers fell by 58%; there were also dramatic reductions in high-risk births. (boingboing.net)
Teen birth rates spiked in Texas after funding for family planning services was reduced by 67% in 2011: chron.com/news/h…
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So moving. Voting matters. Show up. Register. Let’s flood our world with love. For those saying abortion is murder, I point you to the image above and my video on elephantjournal.com: search “no one is pro-abortion.” ??? #repealthe8th #ireland #abortion Show that video to those who use the hashtag: #abortionismurder ❤?? It is a big day for #Ireland: The results suggest that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to liberalise the country’s strict abortion laws—meaning that for the first time ever, abortion will be legal in the country. ? Search on Elephantjournal.com: watch “No-one is Pro-Abortion.” ? Share your view with us: elephantjournal.com/submit or elephantjournal.com/sharenow ?: @nfnbooks #irishindependent #jamesjoyce #ulysses #yes? @honthehuns
“I accept my church’s position on abortion, but I refuse to impose it on others.” ~ Joe Biden
One thing that works to reduce abortions—sex ed and access to contraceptives.
One thing that endangers life—the baby’s and the mother’s—back alley illegal procedures and suppression.
This is a false wedge issue foisted by politicians who don’t care about life (Alabama, for example, is among the worst in the US in infant mortality, but they’re anti-healthcare).
We’re all united in wanting to reduce abortions. It’s the how that is creating a lot of confusion, pain, and suffering:
“Data Shows Contraception Lowers Abortion Rates and Saves Billions, but Why Do Republicans Continually Fight to Deny Women the Right to Birth Control.”
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Bonus: think Alabama passionately cares about fetuses? They don’t even care about babies: “Alabama has the 2nd highest infant mortality rate out of all 50 states.” Or children: look up their rankings in healthcare, or education.
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“The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. It’s almost as if, by being born, they have died to you. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus but actually dislike people who breathe. Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn
~ Dave Barnhart, St. Junia Methodist Church
I always say it and ill say it again-
Any person that says they are “Pro Life” that isn’t fully behind robust Sexual Education and easy and cheap access to Contraception is not serious about actually reducing Abortions, because the aforementioned things are the only things that have ever actually worked to reduce abortion numbers, everything else is bullshit and has never worked.