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A Little Research Makes Convert of Planned Parenthood Backer

Posted by Corrina Gura (March 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm)

salonWhenever you tell someone that you’re opposed to contraception, people look at you like you’re crazy. Or like you’re a right-wing wacko. So I enjoyed reading this article by Kirsten Powers, who happens to be a Democrat.

The opening lines of her article, “Busting the Birth Control Myth,” really grabbed my attention:

During the recent debate over whether to cut off government funding to Planned Parenthood, the organization claimed that its contraceptive services prevent a half-million abortions a year. Without their services, the group’s officials insist, more women will get abortions.

I’ll admit I bought the argument—it makes intuitive sense—and initially opposed cutting off funding for precisely that reason.

Then I did a little research.

Powers goes on to explain that pro-contraceptive/”abortion rights” publications themselves are the ones providing the evidence that proves that the availability of contraception has only increased abortion. (We explore this connection on our FAQ page.) [Continue reading …]

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