This study came out suggesting that free birth control decreases the abortion rate.
In a big picture way, this is untrue. We saw abortion rates soar with widespread pill use. (I’m talking the long view of history here.)
In a small picture way, I’ll take their study at face value. However, they aren’t talking about giving away the Pill. They are talking about IUDs.
Because birth control pills require strict adherence, and people forget to take them, that method fails about 8 percent of the time.
That’s an interesting point of the article. Women are given the impression that the birth control pill is 100 percent effective. Only in advocating for IUD implants do we hear otherwise.
What I always wonder when I read these articles is this: Why do we care about decreasing the abortion rate?
Apparently, some decent pro-choicers do. Because inherently they know abortion as birth control–which is how we use it–is wrong.
That’s the only silver lining I can come up with from a report that free IUDs decrease abortions.by