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Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:03 PM

After Planned Parenthood closures, poor women started having more babies

Source: Washington Post

Since Texas slashed funding to Planned Parenthood in 2011, more than half the state’s abortion clinics have shuttered — and data show births among poor women have surged.

Researchers looked at fertility trends among women who qualified for birth control through the state’s public family planning programs in the two years before and after Texas lawmakers booted Planned Parenthood from its payroll. Each woman lived in a county that lost a Planned Parenthood clinic and had, at some point, received an injectable contraceptive from an affiliate before it closed.

The group’s birth rate shot up.

Between 2011 and 2014, the number of these births, covered by Medicaid, climbed 27 percent, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Medicaid coverage for healthy pregnancies — prenatal care, labor and delivery — typically costs at least $8,000 per baby.)

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Reply After Planned Parenthood closures, poor women started having more babies (Original post)
jpak Feb 2016 OP
LiberalArkie Feb 2016 #1
thesquanderer Feb 2016 #3
Vogon_Glory Feb 2016 #5
thesquanderer Feb 2016 #2
ErikJ Feb 2016 #4
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2016 #10
PADemD Feb 2016 #12
wordpix Feb 2016 #13
Judi Lynn Feb 2016 #20
Le Taz Hot Feb 2016 #6
niyad Feb 2016 #7
vinny9698 Feb 2016 #8
Little Tich Feb 2016 #9
Helen Borg Feb 2016 #11
wordpix Feb 2016 #14
Vinca Feb 2016 #15
Skittles Feb 2016 #18
lark Feb 2016 #16
Solly Mack Feb 2016 #17
Name removed Feb 2016 #19

Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:04 PM

1. How could anyone have foreseen such an outcome from such an unrelated event.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:06 PM

3. I think they consulted with Condaleeza Rice. (n/t)

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:16 PM

5. Thinking About The Future Is Communistic

But don't you know that thinking about the future and unintended consequences is "communistic," at least by the mental processes that cause Texas Republicans to vote for their candidates.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:05 PM

2. Yay! More Democratic voters 18 years from now!

Yes, that's sarcasm.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:12 PM

4. Another relic of slavery days?

 

When they wanted their slaves to have as many babies as possible for more free labor.
Now, as George Carlin says, more dead soldiers.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 11:47 PM

10. Gotta keep the bottom of the pyramid big

Don't provide birth control or a good education. They have to keep the slave class big. Who else will flip the burgers, mow the lawns and wipe grandma's ass?

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:32 AM

12. You forgot growing more cannon fodder.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:14 AM

13. also forgot to mention: who else will fill the prisons?

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 03:52 AM

20. You said it. So damned sad. n/t

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:25 PM

6. And I'm sure all those anti-choicers are out there

helping them pay their rent and buy food for the children, right? Right?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:49 PM

7. Geez, who woulda thunk??

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:58 PM

8. 20 years from now the violent crime rate is going to go up

That;s what happens when children are raised in troubled homes. The big crime rate in the 90s came about the 70's Roe vs Wade. Unwanted children grow up to be troubled souls.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 10:29 PM

9. Keeping women barefoot and pregnant is one of the cherished values of the Republican Party.

It's sad that these things are still allowed to happen in the 21st century.

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 07:00 AM

11. Even sadder that there are women voting Republican...

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:16 AM

14. states like TX should combine their PP closures with million$

to help care for those poor unwanted children

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 09:34 AM

15. This is what the fools who close Planned Parenthood don't get.

Planned Parenthood is more about contraception than abortion. (And, curiously, they never go after for-profit hospitals where abortions are performed.)

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Response to Vinca (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 02:47 AM

18. they get it just fine

the problem is, they are PRO-BIRTH, *NOT* PRO-LIFE

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 12:23 PM

16. Ta da, Texas got what it wanted.

More poor babies who will turn into poor workers who will work for next to nothing for the oligarchs and won't ask for much in return, because their schools' funding has also been cut.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 12:25 PM

17. K&R

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