Monday, March 26, 2012

Life Links 3/26/11

Matthew Hennessey on the unnaturalness of abortion:
(Abortion) is a lot of things. Natural, it is not.

Yet, somehow the politics of this have gotten all turned around. The greenies are in league with the pro-abortion people. The same ones who promote all-natural living—organic fruits, locally-grown vegetables, hormone-free milk, free-range chickens, solar panels, wind turbines, etc.—are usually the same ones who want to make sure that women everywhere have unlimited access to synthetic compounds—gemeprost, methotrexate, mifepristone, misoprostol, etc.—that cause abortions.

Here's another rosy profile of Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. This time via the San Antonio Express-News.

In the UK's Daily Mail, Kathy Gyngell writes about the complete failure of emergency contraception to lower the pregnancy and abortion rates in Britain.
And despite all this our teenage birth rate is still five times higher than the Netherlands, double that of France and more than twice than Germany. This cannot be right. It is quite clear now that the solution Labour's Teenage Pregnancy Unit dreamed up is not the answer. Their idea was to halve this birth rate by 2010 by promoting the wider use of contraception and the morning-after pill. Well, it has not.

Whatever anyone thought about its potential efficacy in the past, the idea that the morning after pill protects young girls from unwanted pregnancy now lies in tatters. The medical profession's ‘gold standard' Cochrane Review says there is no evidence it does. Worse, health economists from the University of Nottingham have found that emergency contraception provided free to teenagers led to a rise in unwanted teen pregnancy. And it has contributed to dramatically rising sexually transmitted infections amongst teenagers.

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