Considering the number of sexually active women in the United States, a figure of 300,000 abortions is peanuts.
There will always be a need for alternatives when contraception fails, so I don't think the idea of obsolescence for abortion providers is realistic. As regards adoptions, it's been my experience that many women with unexpected pregnancies, don't want to be mothers OR be pregnant.
The number of abortions compared to the number of adoptions is irrelevant.
In a country with 160 million women...
yet, the number can go lower - by supporting the other services PP and similar organisations provide, universal health care, and sex ed.
Agreed, and now the Catholic church and right wing folks run around acting all outrageous the law will require contraceptives coverage with no cost. Such disingenuousness.
I am a proponent of sex ed, but how it's taught should be individual to each school, family and/or teachers. You won't find catholic schools teaching sex ed the way public schools do nor should it be the same.... Universal mandadates like the HHS bill violate our Amendment but I will wait for the final verdict about that. In the meantime, public policy sounds convincing but it's not the solution.
Really? So cabbage patches and such would be acceptable? Science, please. Kids can handle the truth. As with any subject, knowledge is built in increments.
My first eight years of school were in a Catholic one, through 8th grade. Boys separated from girls, priest talked to boys, nuns to girls, and naturally, I had to sit in the wrong one. Priest tells a bunch of 13-15 year olds it's a sin to think about girls.
Yeah, now there's sex ed for ya. A room full of raging hormones and the advice given is a guilt trip.
I attended 12 years of Catholic school, Yea, my image of sex ed was a priest teaching it to our entire class, 8th grade boys AND girls!