Here's How We Really Decrease The Abortion Rate

Here's How We Really Decrease The Abortion Rate

Newsflash: It's actually not by criminalizing women and their doctors and defunding organizations like Planned Parenthood.

Here's the thing, I'm a Christian. I'm a Christian who would never have an abortion, but I am also a Christian who knows that the way we go about decreasing the abortion rate is to provide comprehensive science-based sex education, not by shouting derogatory things at women walking into a Planned Parenthood clinic, not by defunding Planned Parenthood, and certainly not by providing abstinence-only sex education that is based off of scare tactics.

Shouting at women who go to Planned Parenthood for any reason is rude and un-Christ like. You don't know this person's story, and even if you did it does not give you the right to stand outside and yell awful things to a woman who, by the way, might not even be going into Planned Parenthood for an abortion.

She could be going there because they provide birth control services, general health care services, patient education, and STD testing, treatment, vaccines and so much more. Planned Parenthood provides and meets basic healthcare needs.

Defunding Planned Parenthood is not defunding abortions. It is defunding the services that are mentioned above, The Hyde Amendment has blocked the use of federal funding being used for abortions since it's enactment in 1976.

Research has proven that providing a comprehensive sex education is actually way more beneficial than abstinence only education. The National Survey of Family Growth determined that teens who received comprehensive sex education were 50% less likely to report a pregnancy than those who received abstinence only education.

Abstinence only education only works with teenagers who are not sexually active. Abstinence only education does not provide the information that is desperately needing to be taught.

Comprehensive sex education provides information on safe sex, talks about birth control options, stresses the importance and seriousness of STDs without turning it into a scare tactic, and still provides education about abstinence.

It's a fact that teenagers are already having sex, and pushing abstinence only education on them instead of equipping and empowering them to make smart and safe decisions by using a comprehensive sex education does more harm than good; it actually increases abortion rates because teenagers are engaging in unsafe sex and are getting pregnant and get scared.

Providing comprehensive sex education is effective because it is based on teaching and empowering teenagers to make smart decisions when it comes to engaging in any kind of sexual activity.

It provides them preventative information and because of that, they are less likely to end up in a clinic.

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