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Doomed to Fail: The “Back Up Your Birth Control” Campaign

Posted by John Jansen (March 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm)
One of the e-cards being used to promote Back Up Your Birth Control Day

One of the e-cards being used to promote the "Back Up Your Birth Control" campaign

On Wednesday, March 30, the National Institute of Reproductive Health’s Back Up Your Birth Control Campaign is sponsoring a Day of Action aimed at high school and college students.

By spreading the word about so-called emergency contraception (EC), the ostensible purpose of the campaign is to try to prevent unintended pregnancies. But one can only assume the folks at NIRH never got the memo that EC has proven to be not all it’s cracked up to be.

“More Effective Than Nothing”: The Best That Can Be Said of EC?

Three years ago, Dr. James Trussell conducted a web seminar (accessible here) in which he made some rather candid admissions about the failure of EC to reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy. [Continue reading …]

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31 Abortion Clinics Have Closed in the Past Year

Posted by John Jansen (December 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm)
Hope Clinic sign in Shreveport, LA

If it seems like there have been a lot of abortion clinics that have closed in the past year, that’s because there have been.

Per Jill Stanek, Operation Rescue notes that in the past year, 31 abortion facilities have closed [PDF]. (Nine new ones have since opened, for a net loss of 22.)

In 1991, there were almost 2,200 abortion clinics in the U.S. Today, the number stands at 689.

The reasons these for the spate of closures this past year are varied. Some have closed because the resident abortionist ran afoul of the law.

Others saw the handwriting on the wall and surrendered their medical license before the state could revoke it. [Continue reading …]

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