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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:41 AM

 

Abortion rates fall due to contraception, recession, says study

Source: CNN

The rate of abortions in the U.S. fell by 5 percent between 2008 and 2009 - the largest single-year decrease since 2000.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just put out its annual abortion report for 2009, which is the latest available.

According to the CDC, there were 15.1 abortions per 1,000 women of child-bearing age, 15 to 44 years old


Read more: http://www.kplctv.com/story/20174337/abortion-rates-fall-due-to-contraception-and-recession

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Reply Abortion rates fall due to contraception, recession, says study (Original post)
michigandem58 Nov 2012 OP
MADem Nov 2012 #1
loyalkydem Nov 2012 #2
Kolesar Nov 2012 #3
AAO Nov 2012 #4
TheMadMonk Nov 2012 #23
AAO Nov 2012 #24
joanbarnes Nov 2012 #5
Yavin4 Nov 2012 #6
Hissyspit Nov 2012 #8
lefthandedlefty Nov 2012 #11
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #12
Alfuso Nov 2012 #16
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #18
TheMadMonk Nov 2012 #27
Skittles Nov 2012 #17
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #7
sakabatou Nov 2012 #9
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #10
sakabatou Nov 2012 #13
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #15
csziggy Nov 2012 #20
Paladin Nov 2012 #14
lunatica Nov 2012 #19
Brainstormy Nov 2012 #21
daleo Nov 2012 #22
ljm2002 Nov 2012 #25
Freddie Nov 2012 #26

Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:34 AM

1. I would think the "recession" would increase the pregnancy rate.

What do you do when you can't afford to go out? When you have to turn down the heat? When the power goes out because you didn't pay the bill?

I doubt people are learning the fine art of pinochle when the house gets cold or the power goes out.

I think contraception access is the winner, here...

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:53 AM

2. Gee

could all the stupid dumb laws have something to do with it

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:03 AM

3. 1.5%/year--that's a 15% probability over ten years

That's a big number

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:16 AM

4. Isn't it still a 1.5% probability? I was never good at cypherin' ...

 

I always dreamed of being a double-naught spy!

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Response to AAO (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:13 PM

23. No, neither is correct, it is 1 minus the chance of it not happening...

 

10 times in a row.


= 1 - (0.985 * 0.985 *....* 0.985).

= 1 - 0.8597

= 0.1403

= 14%

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:08 PM

24. Thanks. I think you just made my case. (never good at cypherin')

 

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:25 PM

5. This is why I could never understand why the right-baggers are so against contraception.

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:41 PM

6. "...I could never understand why the right-baggers are so against...[Insert List Here]"

public health care
public education
clean air
clean water
civil rights for all
...and so on, and so on

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:55 PM

8. They are hypocrites.

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:37 PM

11. That`s Simple

More people competing for work means more cheap labor

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:48 PM

12. Because their view is

you shouldn't have sex at all unless you are willing to have a child, or at least willing to accept the chance of a pregnancy and carry it to term before giving it up for adoption.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:31 PM

16. And married couples

Who don't want children should just give up sex, right?

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Response to Alfuso (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:03 AM

18. Yep, according to them.

It's not my fucked up view.

Many of them believe you shouldn't have sex unless you are trying to (or are willing to) have a baby -- even when you're married.

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Response to Alfuso (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:28 PM

27. Not quite. They know you won't give it up.

 

They WANT you to have babies.

People with children are less likely to make trouble and will do more for less, to kee pthose kids alive.

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:30 PM

17. they don't like women making their own decisions

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:45 PM

7. I do not understand people being against contraception.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:00 PM

9. Because every sperm is sacred

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:03 PM

10. lol

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:55 PM

13. Even more to make you laugh

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:06 PM

15. love it.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:57 AM

20. "Every Sperm Is Sacred" is now a protest song!



From the comments: "If you want to organize your own flash mob with this song, you can go to wowflashmob.blogspot.com. You will find the choreography video, music and lyrics here and you can use at will. Have fun!"


Clickable link: http://wowflashmob.blogspot.com/

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:57 PM

14. From The Dept. Of Painfully Obvious Conclusions. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:35 AM

19. Or DUH! for short

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:39 AM

21. Morning after pill

probably figures into these stats. It has become commercially available over the counter without a prescription and more women are now aware of it. We'll not likely ever get real numbers on this one, but I'm betting its circumventing abortions.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:36 PM

22. It's possible that recessions suppress reproductive behaviour in general

Lower rates of family formation, marriage, dating ,etc.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:21 PM

25. Gosh, contraception results in fewer abortions...

...who could've seen *that* coming???

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:13 PM

26. Mirena IUD

My daughter has one. She never has to think about birth control, and it has the wonderful side effect of no more painful periods either. Best of all it's 99.9% effective, she basically can't get pregnant again until *she wants to* and goes to the doctor to have it removed.
The biggest obstacle with the Mirena is cost, but now with the ACA and mandated, no co-pay contraception coverage, this is going to get much more popular.

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