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Teen Abortions Surged In Texas After Republicans Defunded Planned Parenthood
Jul 12th, 2017 at 12:55pm
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Republicans are trying to find a way to defund Planned Parenthood as part of an overall effort to limit abortion in America.

But doing so had the opposite effect in Texas, according to a new study based on research from Texas A&M University.

The study, conducted by economics professor Analisa Packham (now at Miami University), shows that in the first three years after Texas Republicans slashed the family planning budget in 2011 and shut down more than 80 women’s health clinics, the abortion rate among teenagers in the state rose 3 percent over what it would have been had the clinics remained open.

After cutting Planned Parenthood out of the state’s subsidized women’s health program, then-Gov. Rick Perry (R) said his “goal” was to “ensure abortions are as rare as possible under existing law.” But the move actually interfered with an overall downward trend in abortions in Texas.

“This certainly isn’t the way to have fewer abortions,” said Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper, an OB-GYN in Maryland and an advocate with Physicians for Reproductive Health.

“The abortion rates nationally have decreased and are at a historic low. So for Texans to see an increase in adolescent abortions is really telling ― it seemed to have followed the national trend until these clinics were defunded.


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Re: Teen Abortions Surged In Texas After Republicans Defunded Planned Parenthood
Reply #1 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:04pm
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Well,I guess there's no need for Federal Funding....
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:11pm
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The overall abortion rate in that same period dropped significantly.  Your article is only focusing teens.
  

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The Original Wally wrote on Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:04pm:
Well,I guess there's no need for Federal Funding....


Only if you would like to see teen abortions rates continue to rise after declining as they have since the 90s .. .


  
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Lomelis wrote on Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:11pm:
The overall abortion rate in that same period dropped significantly.  Your article is only focusing teens.



From a lack of facilities.. That being the case, teen abortions should have also fallen.. They did not.
  
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Fiddler wrote on Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:11pm:
Only if you would like to see teen abortions rates continue to rise after declining as they have since the 90s .. .



The debate centers around whether our tax dollars ought to be funding abortions.  Obviously those who want them still can get them without funding coming from taxpayers who may not agree with murdering children!
  

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Re: Teen Abortions Surged In Texas After Republicans Defunded Planned Parenthood
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The Original Wally wrote on Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:14pm:
The debate centers around whether our tax dollars ought to be funding abortions.  Obviously those who want them still can get them without funding coming from taxpayers who may not agree with murdering children!


Stop being stupid.. No one is murdering children. 

You don't get to pick and choose what your taxes are used for..   I don't want my taxes used for more corporate welfare but Conservatives do..  I think building a wall (it'll never be built btw) is fcuking stupid .. I don't want a dime of my taxes wasted on it but right-wing idiots do ..

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Re: Teen Abortions Surged In Texas After Republicans Defunded Planned Parenthood
Reply #7 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:27pm
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Fiddler wrote on Jul 12th, 2017 at 12:55pm:
Republicans are trying to find a way to defund Planned Parenthood as part of an overall effort to limit abortion in America.

But doing so had the opposite effect in Texas, according to a new study based on research from Texas A&M University.

The study, conducted by economics professor Analisa Packham (now at Miami University), shows that in the first three years after Texas Republicans slashed the family planning budget in 2011 and shut down more than 80 women’s health clinics, the abortion rate among teenagers in the state rose 3 percent over what it would have been had the clinics remained open.

After cutting Planned Parenthood out of the state’s subsidized women’s health program, then-Gov. Rick Perry (R) said his “goal” was to “ensure abortions are as rare as possible under existing law.” But the move actually interfered with an overall downward trend in abortions in Texas.

“This certainly isn’t the way to have fewer abortions,” said Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper, an OB-GYN in Maryland and an advocate with Physicians for Reproductive Health.

“The abortion rates nationally have decreased and are at a historic low. So for Texans to see an increase in adolescent abortions is really telling ― it seemed to have followed the national trend until these clinics were defunded.


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Teen abortions surged????

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Re: Teen Abortions Surged In Texas After Republicans Defunded Planned Parenthood
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The Original Wally wrote on Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:14pm:
The debate centers around whether our tax dollars ought to be funding abortions.  Obviously those who want them still can get them without funding coming from taxpayers who may not agree with murdering children!

Tax payers never funded abortions at planned parenthood.  They funded birth control
  

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Re: Teen Abortions Surged In Texas After Republicans Defunded Planned Parenthood
Reply #9 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:33pm
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Fiddler wrote on Jul 12th, 2017 at 1:20pm:
Stop being stupid.. No one is murdering children. 

You don't get to pick and choose what your taxes are used for..   I don't want my taxes used for more corporate welfare but Conservatives do..  I think building a wall (it'll never be built btw) is fcuking stupid .. I don't want a dime of my taxes wasted on it but right-wing idiots do ..

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Au contraire!  The picking & choosing of what we do and do not fund is the subject of political debate in this and every other democracy. 

You are entitled to your opinion, while I am entitled to mine.  We happen to be on the winning side (for now). 

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