Friday, May 05, 2006

Pregnant and not loving it.

Back in the conservative "good old days", before the pill and legal abortions, the poor girls were just stuck with an unwanted pregnancy. Of course, the well to do took their daughters or son's girlfriends on a little "Mexican vacation". I've seen it happen.

For some reason people started to believe that the country would be better off being led by a bunch of right wing religious radicals.

Here is the fruit of their labors. No pun intended.

Poor women in America are increasingly likely to have unwanted pregnancies,
whereas relatively affluent women are succeeding more and more in getting
pregnant only when they want to, according to a study analyzing federal

As a result of the growing disparity, women living in poverty are now almost
four times more likely to become pregnant unintentionally than women of greater
means, the study found.

Asked what was driving the trends, the authors noted that some state and
federal reproductive health programs have been cut or made more restrictive in
recent years. State and federal programs have increasingly focused on abstinence
rather than contraception, and some analysts have argued that the shift is
leading to less use of contraceptives and more unintended pregnancies.

Many social conservatives say, however, that contraceptives have limitations
and that the only way a woman can ensure she will not have an unintended
pregnancy is to refrain from sexual intercourse until she is ready to have a

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