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  1. Eugenia
    Eugenia January 26, 2010 at 10:48 am |

    Thanks for this post–and thank goodness for the Guttmacher Institute, which is always bringing us this priceless information.
    Teen pregnancy & abortion rates ALWAYS seem to go up where access to birth control information and services is restricted.
    In Bolivia, where I live, birth control is more inaccessible than in the U.S. or in other parts of Latin America–and abortion rates here are 6 in 10 women, rather than 1 in 3, as in the U.S.

  2. Leah
    Leah January 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm |

    Have you seen Lifetime’s The Pregnancy Pact yet? I wrote about how it handled the subject of abortion (poorly) on my blog. Check it out!

  3. ThankGoddess
    ThankGoddess January 28, 2010 at 10:06 am |

    You really have to be careful with correlation here. There’s no evidence as to the cause of the increase (which is not great tbh).

    Further, when will we stop supporting the patriarchy’s false view that somehow teen pregnancy is wrong? That’s demeaning to the self direction of young women. Is it at all possible for us to conclude that these young women are choosing their own path?

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