Take Note, Religious Right: Access to Birth Control Slashes Teen Pregnancy and Abortion Rates

For as long as contraception has been a thing, the Religious Right has tried to vilify it.

First, they said it was an affront to God’s Plans. When they realized that argument wasn’t working, they shifted to saying it would increase promiscuity. When that was shown to be incorrect, they pivoted to insisting on abstinence-only sex education (for the sake of the kids). Those programs have since been proven ineffective, but proponents continue to proclaim the curriculum necessary.

Well, hate to be the bearer of bad news, you crazy fundamentalists, but you are once again wrong. (Did I say hate? Just kidding. I meant love.)

It turns out that providing access to free birth control significantly lowers teen pregnancy and abortion rates:

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Woman Says She Won’t Have an Abortion if Pro-Lifers Give Her $1,000,000. This Won’t End Well…

A 26-year-old anonymous woman says she’ll go ahead with her planned abortion… unless conservatives can raise $1 million (which will eventually be put in a trust fund for the child). She explains her plan on a website set up for this purpose:



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The Satanic Temple Just Sued Missouri in Federal Court Over Its 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Back in April, I wrote about “Mary,” a Missouri native who wanted an abortion but had to navigate an unnecessary obstacle.



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An Ever-Growing List of What Conservatives are Blaming for the Charleston Shootings

You knew this was coming.

Here’s a growing list of what conservatives are blaming for the shootings inside the Emanuel AME Church last night:



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Pope Francis, True to Form, Argues Against Abortion and Birth Control in New Environmental Encyclical

Today, Pope Francis released Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, his encyclical on climate change. While the Pope deserves credit for using his massive pulpit to draw attention to the science behind climate change and human contribution to the problem, that didn’t stop him from ignoring the scientific consensus when it suited his needs:



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