Reasons for Abortion Declining

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Reasons for Abortion Declining
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Fri, 02-01-2008 - 7:10am

Sources from the Washington Post and the Heritage Academy research/think tank.


 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 7:37am

Lack of access has a way of doing that.
Has pregnancy rates, especially unintended pregnancy rates, dropped as well? THAT is the key question to ask relative to any decrease.

Decreasing Number of Abortion Providers

Modified: 01/18/2007
Although abortion is a legal right, anti-choice government initiatives have made obtaining an abortion increasingly difficult. Consequently, the number of abortion providers has severely decreased - both nationwide, and in Washington state.

* Women who live in areas without abortion providers are effectively denied their right to choose a safe, legal abortion.
* 87% of all U.S. counties and 97% of all rural U.S. counties have no abortion provider. These counties were home to 34% of all 15-44 year old women.(1)
* In 2000, there were just 1,819 physicians performing abortions in the United States, down from 2,000 four years earlier. Since 1982, the number of abortion providers has decreased by 37% and the number of hospitals providing abortions has decreased by 57%.(2)
* In 2000, more than half of all U.S. providers experienced harassment by anti-choice individuals/groups. (3)
* Over 74% of Washington state counties have no abortion provider. Furthermore, between 1996 and 2000 the number of providers declined from 57 to 53, a decrease of 7%.
* Nationally, The number of abortion providers declined by 14% between 1992 and 1996 (from 2,380 to 2,042). 86% of all U.S. counties lacked abortion providers in 1996. These counties were home to 34% of all 15-44 year old women. (AGI)
* Women are forced to travel great distances to obtain reproductive health services. In 2000, 25% of all women in Washington in need of reproductive health care travelled more than 50 miles.
* The decreasing number of providers disproportionally affects young and low-income women who lack the resources to travel.
http://www.prochoicewashington.org/issues/factsheets/200307084.shtml


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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-07-2007
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 7:49am

From the Wash Post article:


"Abortion rates decreased significantly among Texas teenagers -- though some got riskier abortions later in pregnancy." (because of the parental notification law)


And the above in bold is better, how?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 8:12am

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Is that set to the music of "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy"?


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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-07-2007
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 8:36am
Rofl!
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-11-2008
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 8:43am

"Save a fetus, screw the woman"?

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 8:57am

"Could it be the simple fact that elective abortion being legal, especially in the later stages of pregnancy, is what causes the risk for these girls, not obtaining consent?"


No, obviously not from what the Wash Post article you posted indicates.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 10:50am

>Could it be the simple fact that elective abortion being legal, especially in the later stages of pregnancy, is what causes the risk for these girls, not obtaining consent?

Sandy
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 10:51am

>Screw the woman???

Sandy
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Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 11:46am
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