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About the Guttmacher Institute
Now in its fifth decade, the Guttmacher Institute continues to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policy and program development. The Institute’s overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people worldwide.
The Institute produces a wide range of resources on topics pertaining to sexual and reproductive health, publishes two peer-reviewed journals, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, and the public policy journal Guttmacher Policy Review. In 2013, the Institute was awarded a prestigious Population Center grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of the Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination. Guttmacher is one of only two non-university-based institutions out of the two dozen receiving such funding.
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• Major reductions in unintended
pregnancy and in the need for abortion
• Major reductions in maternal mortality
• Major reductions in adolescent
• Major reductions in the prevalence of
sexually transmitted infections, including
• Major reductions in inequities in sexual
and reproductive health outcomes
and i don't need to hear that (prescribed) birth controls are not readily available to them when there are many different types you can purchase otc without prescriptions that aren't just condoms.
originally posted by: jimmyx
if a woman dies from a botched back-alley abortion, i think her family should sue Texas in federal court for all the money they can get...get these religious wackos out of the Texas state government, send them to Saudi-Arabia...at least there they can walk lock-step with the Muslim religious nuts
originally posted by: jimmyx
if a woman dies from a botched back-alley abortion,
originally posted by: TruthLover557
Some of you are wearing me out and I feel a bit sick. Are you all men? I am a Texas woman. I support the defunding of Planned Parenthood. I do not support abortion, nor do I want to be made to support abortion. I'm not brainwashed into thinking the PP issue is some violation of women's rights. I don't understand the passion some of you have as you strive to protect public funding for the destruction of innocent lives. What is the motivation? I should probably keep the rest of my opinion to myself.
Only a person can be murdered. Therefore, abortion is not murder unless one considers the fetus to be a person. According to Roe v. Wade, the word "person" does not include the unborn, and a fetus does not have equal status with the mother until the point of viability, or when the fetus can exist outside of the mother's womb. In addition, according to the common law in criminal matters, the definition of a "person" is one who has been born alive.
Do you want the other clinics defunded to then? Is it any place that carries out abortions that needs to be defunded?
PP isn't the only place that does abortions, so why is the attack only on them.
No one is making you support abortion, not sure where you are getting that. Your taxes do not go to it; period, end of story, full stop.
I don't understand the passion of some to defund a place that prevents more abortions then they carry out.
Funny how you all say you are so hell bent against it but don't see the forest through the trees.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Xtrozero
Are you really that obtuse, or are you just trying to promote lies?
Federal tax dollars are not used to pay for abortion, see the Hyde Amendment.
Texas tax payers (Medicaid) don't pay for abortion. So you need to drop that argument!
Defunding Planned Parenthood does nothing to stop abortion because 1) abortion is already privately funded, and 2) Planned Parenthood provides birth control that prevents abortions, to low income and at risk women.
so what is your point here?
So, is not funding abortions the same as making them illegal?
I do not support abortion, nor do I want to be made to support abortion.