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You not only edit your posts, which makes it easy to seem like you were "saying it all along",
negate the efforts churches put into abstinence programs? does that not count as pregnancy prevention?
I cannot stand people editing after the fact,
It's the one big rule on the member debate threads.
Why women have abortions
1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).
As for abstinence not working, how can one get pregnant without having sex?
If someone does anything, anything, they should consider the consequences of said actions.
So my stats were correct.
Originally posted by jasonjnelson
reply to post by rapinbatsisaltherage
I attended an abstinence program as a youth.
Pregnancy and STD's were a major part of this education.
Sorry, don't buy that argument.
40 million abortions a year means that close to 20% of all women are having an abortion every year?
In 5 years, statistically, every woman has had an abortion in this country? that can't be right...
Summary of Results
Evaluation of these 11 programs showed few short-term benefits and no lasting, positive impact. A few programs showed mild success at improving attitudes and intentions to abstain. No program was able to demonstrate a positive impact on sexual behavior over time. A description follows of short- and long-term impacts, by indicator.
Abstinence-only programs show little evidence of sustained (long-term) impact on attitudes and intentions. Worse, they show some negative impacts on youth's willingness to use contraception, including condoms, to prevent negative sexual health outcomes related to sexual intercourse. Importantly, only in one state did any program demonstrate short-term success in delaying the initiation of sex; none of these programs demonstrates evidence of long-term success in delaying sexual initiation among youth exposed to the programs or any evidence of success in reducing other sexual risk-taking behaviors among participants.