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THIS is NOT an answer for abortion.

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What a mess. This is scary . I HATE abortion But I LOVE women and they should all have ACCESS to birth control. How did things go so wrong?

The article is extremely long so I am including the link and some pieces of the article. i just think that being pro-life shouldn't mean people cut all funding and availability of BIRT CONTROL , it's wrong and could cause more expensive problems later. Yes I want women to not abort their children but isn't it best, all the way around, if they can get birth control and not get pregnant when they aren't willing to or able to support children? 



http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/05/us-states-slash-birth-control-idUSTRE8240ZM20120305

Mon Mar 5, 2012 10:41am EST

(Reuters) - Even as a national debate rages over contraception insurance, tens of thousands of low-income women and teenagers across the United States have lost access to subsidized birth control as states slash and restructure family planning funds.


the Texas funding cut prompted Planned Parenthood to shut down 11 clinics. It also has jeopardized a $40 million family-planning program run as a Medicaid extension.

The program provides free birth control and annual exams to 130,000 low-income women of reproductive age who don't qualify for regular Medicaid. The federal government pays 90 percent of the cost; Texas puts up just $4 million a year.

About 40 percent of women in the Texas program get subsidized care from Planned Parenthood clinics, but a new state law blocks those clinics from participating. The Obama administration has said that violates federal Medicaid rules. If neither side compromises, the program will likely close by the end of March.

That infuriates Jonee Longoria, a single mother in Houston who relied on the program for free services for several years as she put herself through college. "I had one child living in poverty and I didn't want another," Longoria said.

She now works for a social service agency and refers many clients to the program for contraception. Without it, she said, "where would they go?"

Advocates of defunding Planned Parenthood say they regret any service disruptions for poor women. But they call it a necessary price to pay to take a moral stance on abortion.

"We're just doing what we think is best," said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, 

by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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I am pro-life and will not use birth control for contraceptive because personally it is basically like an abortion *to me* if my baby cannot implant. I do believe everyone should have access to birth control and everyone will, but I don't feel it's the governments place to provide these services because birth control is very affordable anyways.

Quoting randi1978:

How are they "doing what's right" by making it harder for women to access contraceptives?

Oh, wait.....even birth control is abortion to some of them backwoods yahoo's.....Single women are supposed to be nuns until Prince fucking Charming comes along with a marriage proposal.


Lillymygirl
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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Quoting notjstanothrmom:

I think people should have access to health care but I don't nessesarily think that birth control or abortion should be funded by state/government run programs. It costs under $30 a month to pay for birth control, if you don't want to get pregnant then that $30 a month is well worth the cost.

I also use NFP to prevent pregnancy. It's free.

My understanding is that federal funding can't be used for abortion and that cutting the funding to planned parenthood is an effort to make it harder for them to stay in business , the problem is that their isn't another clinic that provides so much for so many in terms of women's health care , birth control , paps etc . 

celeciag
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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This prolife Christian girl here supports any and all free access to birth control and womens health services 100% this is ridiculous
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Mamie_85
by Ruby Member on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM
I wasn't aware we needed an
Eta: answer

Gah. Stupid phone.
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HistoryNutty
by Silver Member on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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I thought Planned Parenthood was a private organization?

Also, natural family planning isn't for everyone. I can't do it because my periods are so irregular. Also, without being on the pill I wouldn't be able to do anything during my period past curling up in my bed in the dark with a therma care pack.

Even though I'm on tricare, I used to go to planned parenthood for my pap smears and for my birth control. My husband and I were already married, but didn't want kids.


Quoting notjstanothrmom:

I think people should have access to health care but I don't nessesarily think that birth control or abortion should be funded by state/government run programs. It costs under $30 a month to pay for birth control, if you don't want to get pregnant then that $30 a month is well worth the cost.

I also use NFP to prevent pregnancy. It's free.

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Lillymygirl
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM


Quoting notjstanothrmom:

I am pro-life and will not use birth control for contraceptive because personally it is basically like an abortion *to me* if my baby cannot implant. I do believe everyone should have access to birth control and everyone will, but I don't feel it's the governments place to provide these services because birth control is very affordable anyways.

Quoting randi1978:

How are they "doing what's right" by making it harder for women to access contraceptives?

Oh, wait.....even birth control is abortion to some of them backwoods yahoo's.....Single women are supposed to be nuns until Prince fucking Charming comes along with a marriage proposal.


If people can not afford it then they can not afford it.


The state network, which once provided 220,000 women a year free and low-cost birth control, cervical cancer tests and diabetes screenings, will now serve just 40,000 to 60,000, officials said.



hillary819
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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I didn't get the memo that being pro-life meant one must be anti-BC. 

I support both pro life and access to BC. 

Lishes
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

 SMH.

Nysa
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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Thats just insane. I don't understand how people don't understand the hypocrisy of trying to outlaw abortions, but at the same time prevent woman from getting pregnant in the first place. Honestly, the best way to lower abortion is to INCREASE access to birth control. You can't get an abortion if you are not pregnant! How is that so hard for people to wrap their tiny minds around!

It's not like people WANT to have abortions. It is not something that anyone looks forward to. I really just don't understand what people are thinking. I hate to be mean, but this mindset just shows me that someone seriously has no grasp on reality or any practical reasoning ability.

Mamie_85
by Ruby Member on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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Very affordable for who?


Quoting notjstanothrmom:

I am pro-life and will not use birth control for contraceptive because personally it is basically like an abortion *to me* if my baby cannot implant. I do believe everyone should have access to birth control and everyone will, but I don't feel it's the governments place to provide these services because birth control is very affordable anyways.

Quoting randi1978:

How are they "doing what's right" by making it harder for women to access contraceptives?

Oh, wait.....even birth control is abortion to some of them backwoods yahoo's.....Single women are supposed to be nuns until Prince fucking Charming comes along with a marriage proposal.



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