A major new study reports that when contraception is widely offered and used, abortions drastically decreases. This has always been a disturbing contradiction of social conservatives in their opposition to birth control when they are so opposed to mistaken pregnancies that force women into abortions. Here, at last, the definitive proof that when you are pro-contraception, you are Pro-Life.
The effect on teen pregnancy was striking: There were 6.3 births per 1,000 teenagers in the study. Compare that to a national rate of 34 births per 1,000 teens in 2010.There also were substantially lower rates of abortion, when compared with women in the metro area and nationally: 4.4 to 7.5 abortions per 1,000 women in the study, compared with 13.4 to 17 abortions per 1,000 women overall in the St. Louis region, Peipert calculated. That's lower than the national rate, too, which is almost 20 abortions per 1,000 women.
This is a very good thing.