This is just too precious not to pass on. I’m sick as a dog today but I still muddle on because I read this and couldn’t help myself. I’m going to write this down and then crawl back into bed.
Researchers are stating that the number of abortions have dropped during the recession. Same experts say they don’t know why. But they absolutely for sure know what it wasn’t.
U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the recession and its aftermath in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, perhaps because women are more careful to use birth control when times are tough, researchers say.
The decline, detailed on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, came in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Both the number of abortions and the abortion rate dropped by the same percentage.
Some experts theorize that some women believed they couldn’t afford to get pregnant.
“They stick to straight and narrow … and they are more careful about birth control,” said Elizabeth Ananat, a Duke University assistant professor of public policy and economics who has researched abortions.
While many states have aggressively restricted access to abortion, most of those laws were adopted in the past two years and are not believed to have played a role in the decline
. Abortion rights folks are constantly complaining about Republicans limiting womens’ access to abortion with their state laws. I mean, every time the GOP attempts to pass any law restricting abortion in any way including parental notification or late term abortions, some screech that this is the end of the world as we know it.
OK. Now, a number of states have passed such laws but now experts are saying that these laws have absolutely nothing to do with the number of abortions going down.
Pro-abortion rights people are in kind of a pickle over this because they know that people think too many abortions occur. So they have to treat each and every restriction as the worst thing to ever crawl out of the dark ages and pull women by the hair. But then they can’t say those laws decreased the number of abortions whatsoever because people actually like that result.
So what do they say? People finally figured out how to put condoms on. You know, because before the recession the concept of how to use a piece of synthetic rubber was just too difficult for people.
OK. Going back to bed now. This is good news though. Not me going to bed but the number of abortions going down.