Thursday, January 22, 2009

Preventing Unintended Pregnancy

I have written in the past about the Right not being serious about ending abortion. They just outlaw it and outlaw birth control while they are at it.

In the agenda secion of, the Obama administration stresses the need to prevent unintended pregnancies...

Reproductive Choice

  • Supports a Woman's Right to Choose: President Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Adminstration. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in that case.
  • Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: President Obama was an original co-sponsor of legislation to expand access to contraception, health information, and preventive services to help reduce unintended pregnancies. Introduced in January 2007, the Prevention First Act will increase funding for family planning and comprehensive sex education that teaches both abstinence and safe sex methods. The Act will also end insurance discrimination against contraception, improve awareness about emergency contraception, and provide compassionate assistance to rape victims.
My question for the Right is, will outlawing all abortions end all abortions? If the answer is no then we must do everything we can to prevent unintended pregnancies.

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