- Jan 27, 2012
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Smellin Coffee said:T-Bone said:Smellin Coffee said:T-Bone said:LongGone said:T-Bone said:LongGone said:Ransom said:LongGone said:I do think Republicans need to be careful about not funding Planned Parenthood. As this shows us the cause and effect do not always work the way that one would think.
I'm fairly sure the "cause and effect" does not go "increased Planned Parenthood funding leads to fewer abortions." That may be correlation, but it's not causation.
Preventing unwanted pregnancies could realistically reduce the number of abortions.
I am hoping you are not inferring that abortion is a legitimate form of birth control...but let me add, that stopping the government both promoting and paying for abortions would definitely reduce the number of abortions.
I am not sure how you thought I was inferring that abortion if a legitimate form of birth control. How is government paying or even promoting abortions since they are not a covered service under Medicaid?
You are not that na?ve...when they fund PP and other abortion providers, they are funding abortion.
The issue isn't the funding of PP shouldn't be allowed but rather the Hyde Amendment should be better enforced. To get rid of PP altogether will increase abortion rates as well as restrict health care to women and infants, particularly the poorest. Just like repealing the ACA which offers coverage for infants (or should offer), these things actually reduce abortions, knowing that infants of poor mothers can be medically taken care of. I'm absolutely for other alternatives that will decrease the abortion rate and be a medical provider for other women's services for cheap/free so don't think this is about defending PP itself.
If you can get rid of PP and provide care and coverage for poor mothers and children without abortion services, we need to do it. But don't get rid of PP without such a service in place or the abortion rates will begin to rise again. Crisis pregnancy centers are a great alternative but they aren't adequately funded to handle the volume of services that need to be rendered.
Actually, there are plenty of providers for women's health...it is a misnomer to say that PP is necessary or women cannot get help. There is an agenda of death that will never allow PP to be defunded. We don't have to promote the killing of the innocent to provide care for people.
Being a "provider" and an "affordable provider" are two different things. Take away PP and ACA and you will see abortions start rising again.
And whatever you do...dont break a mirror!