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Want fewer abortions? Rethink that Republican vote


A Washington University study in St. Louis showed that when birth control was offered to women at no cost, the abortion rate fell to half the previous rate. I doubt there is any anti-abortion activist who supports a policy that raises abortion rates. Yet, Republicans oppose a policy that significantly reduces the abortion rate â and still receive money and votes from anti-abortion advocates.Republicans also favor taking away services and clinics that provide abortions, apparently believing that if there is nowhere to get an abortion then no abortions will happen. That is hyper-idealistic and does not reflect reality.According to the Guttmacher Institute, in countries where there are legal abortion providers the abortion rate is 34 for every 1,000 women aged 15-44, while the abortion rate for countries that outlaw abortion is 37 for every 1,000 women in that age range.

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