From Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan's Blog
Friday, October 5, 2012
"Free Birth Control Cuts Abortions and Teen Pregnancy"/ U.S. Bishops Should Advocate Free Birth Control to Cut Abortions/ Nuns Right about "Obamacare" Being Effectiive in Preventing Abortions
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By Daniel Akst
"A new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that giving women free contraception sharply reduces abortions and teen pregnancy compared to the general population. Among participants, abortion was less than half as frequent. And the rate of teenage births was 6.3 per 1,000, far less than the national rate of 34.1 per 1,000.
Unlike the general population, most study participants chose implants or IUD devices, suggesting that when initial cost is not a barrier, women are much more likely to pick these highly reliable means of contraception. The study also suggests that the provision of “Obamacare” giving women in workplace health plans access to contraception without co-pays may be effective in reducing unwanted pregnancies."
Bridget Mary's Reflection:
The U.S. bishops should advocate free birth control to cut abortions. Otherwise, how can they be pro-life? The "Nuns on the Bus "were right about "Obamacare"preventing unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Yes, guys, Sisters sometimes do know best!
Another reason we need women priests and women bishops now!
Bridget Mary Meehan, arcwp, www.arcwp.org