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How many unwanted pregnancies, are from Americans - who got sex ed and contraceptives?AND messages from relatives/church/even some friends that only THOSE women prepare for sex (by arranging and successfully using birth control).Typical Americans - binary choices - either terminate an innocent life, OR force a woman to have an unwanted birth. RidiculousThe majority of female American teens & women use birth control--and/or avoid sex--successfully.terminate an innocent lifeI would define the life of a blastocyst/embryo/pre-viable fetus ("innocent life" in terms of abortion) as a life that hasn't been lived yet. Not a life in the same sense as someone who's been born and actually, you know, LIVED.It's a typical American solution - don't treat the root causesOf course we're treating the "root causes"--clearly the messages from science (including social science and public health) about avoiding pregnancy have gotten a great deal of traction, given how the rate of unwanted pregnancy has declined over the past 50 years.I would add another "root cause" to those I mentioned earlier. Low self esteem. And something I can't define precisely but related to it. Similar to the people I know with no health insurance. They could apply for "Obamacare" and get it for cheap, but they don't. Seems like too much trouble? Prefer no involvement with the govt? Think they don;t deserve health insurance? Donl;t have car insurance or renter's insurance either?===Apologies for the rambling nature of these posts. The hubster is being a real drag this morning so I've had numerous (really continuous-) interruptions/gibberish.
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