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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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masonsmommy107
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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This is so stupid! I'm pro life but why the hell take contraception!
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Lishes
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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 Hmm no it's really not.  Not for everyone.

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.


 


-Chaotic-
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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If you want to cut funding, go at it, but try cutting it where it won't cause bigger and more expensive issues down the line. Don't they think ahead?!

LOMLFE
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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What people and politicians do not realize is birth control pills are used for more than just preventing pregnancy.

jlokc
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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Here's my prob:

Men can sleep with whomever they want and it is socially acceptable and even considered to some as a "sport."  However, if a woman wants to do the same she is "slutty" or even worse.  We live in a double standard society where Viagra can be covered but birth control cannot.  Everyone should have the option of having any medicine their provider decides to prescribe covered.

Simple as that.  Let's move on to the next issue of national debt and job loss.

melelaine
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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Not everyone that has an unplanned pregnancy is single and sleeping around. Great generalization, you must be a Saint. Sorry I don't plan when to have sex with my hubby, we have more passion in our marriage than that.

Yellowlily333
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

 agreed..with what you said-didnt read the article

notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on Mar. 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I'm honestly not too educated on how Planned Parenthood gets their funding, but I do know they accept state insurance. I think state health is an amazing thing, but I don't think that it needs to pay for birth control.

I know that NFP isn't for everyone, but birth control isn't a crazy cost either. I *think* Planned Parenthood offers it at a discount cost to people without insurance so $10-15 a month I don't think is an undo able cost for anyone.

Quoting HistoryNutty:

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.


jlokc
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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And one more thing -- insurance covers IUD's and having your tubes tied, which is way more expensive than birth control  -  can the standard be even more double?

prenatalRN
by on Mar. 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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Yikes! You do not understand how hormonal birth control works at all. Taking the pill prevents ovulation *egg begin released* so sperm and egg can never meet, no embryo is made. Now if the pill fails and an egg does release it will not stop a healthy embryo from implanting in the uterus.

What you are confusing this with is an IUD. This is a small device placed inside the uterus, it is not the pill, the patch, or other hormonal types of birth control. It works in many ways (which are not fully understood) but it makes it so a fertilized egg has a harder time implanting and also a harder time for an egg to be released.

So what you are against then is IUDs, not oral pills. Please educate yourself before you take a stand on an issue.

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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