Tag Archives: Guttmacher Institute

Reducing Unplanned Pregnancies in the U.S.

Last weekend, the New York Times published an op-ed piece by William Saletan on bridging the divide between liberals and conservatives on the issue of unplanned pregnancy, contraception and abortion. He argues that conservatives oppose contraception and legal abortion because … Continue reading

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New Report on Family Planning Funding Reveals Importance of Federal Spending

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) recently issued a report on public policy for federal funding of contraceptives and family planning services. The study analyzes the impact of funding on family planning and contraception availability in the United States, and reveals … Continue reading

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Family Planning and the Stimulus Package

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed an economic stimulus package. A previous version of the bill had included provisions for supplying contraception to low-income women on Medicaid. When House Republicans objected to the provision, President Obama asked the … Continue reading

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Clearing Up Untruths About Abortion

This Sunday’s New York Times published an op-ed by Ross Douthat of the Atlantic, in which he spent over 1,100 words perpetuating untruths and myths about the anti-choice movement in an apparent effort to absolve them of any blame for … Continue reading

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Minority Women’s Abortion Rates 3-to-5 Times Higher

While it’s commonly known that U.S. abortion rates are down from a peak in 1980, the Guttmacher Institute has unmasked a trend that abortions are becoming more concentrated among women of color and low-income women. The analysis by the sexual … Continue reading

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