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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Abortion rates in Iowa rose 25 percent after the state withdrew from federal funding for family planning, new data shows.

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Duh. Decrease availability of birth control and this is what happens.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-11-25 03:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Forced birth and sex shame, what a party

#2 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-11-25 03:32 PM | Reply

Study after study has show the two things which lower abortion rates are frank, honest sex education, and easy access to birth control.
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#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-11-25 03:50 PM | Reply

Of course it's higher. And these are good, conservatives Iowans making it higher. The ones who are committed to other people not having abortions.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-11-25 03:50 PM | Reply

Republicans Love Abortions!

Take a victory lap, Republicans. You built this.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-11-25 04:15 PM | Reply

Conservatives are "baby killers" (their words, not mine). Quelle surprise.

#6 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-11-25 04:43 PM | Reply

This is critical research that proves what everyone who gives a damn about lowering abortion rates warned would happen.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2020-11-25 04:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"This is critical research"

Laboratories of Democracy?
Laboratories of Abortion Policy!

This thread could really benefit from the wisdom of the hardcore anti-Abortion Bible-thumping GracieAmazed and BillJohnson types.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-11-25 04:48 PM | Reply

What I cannot understand is the number of folks who call themselves 'Pro Life' yet are also advocates of widespread gun ownership, reductions in Medicaid, elimination of early-childhood health care for low-income families, roadblocks for receipt of SNAP food support and reductions in funding for public schools. How can one be anti-abortion yet permit death by suicide (more than half of all firearm deaths in the US are suicides), unchecked childhood illness, lack of education and food insecurity?

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2020-11-25 05:00 PM | Reply

What I cannot understand is the number of folks who call themselves 'Pro Life' yet are also advocates of widespread gun ownership, reductions in Medicaid, elimination of early-childhood health care for low-income families, roadblocks for receipt of SNAP food support and reductions in funding for public schools. How can one be anti-abortion yet permit death by suicide (more than half of all firearm deaths in the US are suicides), unchecked childhood illness, lack of education and food insecurity?

#9 | Posted by catdog

And won't wear a mask, make demands to 'open the economy!' and ignoring any mitigation efforts.

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-11-25 05:23 PM | Reply

"Anti-choice laws have always been about punishing women" and if they have to bring a child into the world where it will not have enough to eat and in general have a miserable life, that's OK too.

#11 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-11-25 06:33 PM | Reply

"Anti-choice laws have always been about punishing women"

...for doing what men want them to do.

#12 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-11-25 07:17 PM | Reply

What I cannot understand is the number of folks who call themselves 'Pro Life' yet are also advocates...

#9 | Posted by catdog

To say nothing of supporting capital punishment and bombing the hell out of our enemies, perceived or otherwise.

OCU

#13 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-11-25 11:56 PM | Reply

" the number of folks who call themselves 'Pro Life'"

If you look closely, you'll notice the only thing they actually care about is controlling a woman's vagina. Once the child is born, they don't give a fork.

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-11-26 12:55 AM | Reply

My old pastor used to say that if men could have abortions, they would have been legal (and free) 5,000 years ago.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2020-11-26 01:35 AM | Reply

"Once you leave the womb, conservatives don't care about you until you reach military age. Then you're just what they're looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers."

George Carlin

#16 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-11-27 10:32 AM | Reply

Pretty solid data to show to folks who think not funding planned parenthood equals fewer abortions.

Common sense needs to prevail.

But so many republicans equate planned parenthood with abortion so lawmakers take the path of least resistance and pretend all PP does is perform abortions. If they had simply allowed PP to receive funding for other services including birth control, fewer abortions would have occurred.

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2020-11-27 10:57 AM | Reply

Common sense needs to prevail.
#17 | Posted by eberly

It needs to, but it won't. Rs will come up with alternative facts that show if PP went away abortions would go away. Sigh.

#18 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-11-27 01:23 PM | Reply

"Pretty solid data to show to folks who think not funding planned parenthood equals fewer abortions."

Facts will not change Republican minds.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-11-27 01:36 PM | Reply

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