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May 15th, 2011, 10:50 PM
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I know it's been a while since this was active, but I didn't know where else to put this at. First off, I am Pro-life. Secondly, The Governor of Indiana, my state, has signed a bill that will defund planned parenthood and other abortion providers as well as restrict abortion. No abortion after 20 weeks. Our government is wanting to take out abortion completely eventually. I don't know if other states have done this, but Indiana is on it's way to becoming Pro-Life!!!!!!! I am very happy about this.
I do realize that Planned Parenthood does other things besides abortions, but they are the leading centers to do them, as well as hand out birth control to under-aged children (at least they do here in Terre Haute and the surrounding areas) and many of their other services can be provided at other clinics around Indiana for discounted prices.
Indiana House passes bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, restrict abortion | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com
Also, an update... as I mentioned before, he SIGNED it!!!! I know that many many many many people are cheering along with me here in the Hoosier state!
Do you know what a tragedy that would be to do all that?
First, they should hand out birth control to those underage. It prevents pregnancy, and allows them access to services when their parents won't take them. More kids getting pregnant would be a HUGE problem. Not to mention kids not being protected can make the STD rates to skyrocket. They also do their services at a discount, in some places a greater discount than what doctors would do them for. This HELPS people who otherwise cant afford healthcare, and need things like a pap smear (which they do a lot of. They do a TON of services for woman, abortion is not in the majority of their services).
Abortion restrictions lead to an increase in self-performed abortions. An increase of kids on state funded care. An increase in women needing state care. This leads to a girl having a kid shes not ready for, and it can affect the child for life, leading them into a cycle of poverty themselves. There are TONS of kids in state care already, so the simple "just choose adoption" won't work, because there simply is not enough homes for the kids that already need to be adopted, or would be placed into adoption if abortion is outlawed. Our education system is already shot to ****. Classrooms are so crowded, and making woman have kids and placing them into an already shot educational system would make our schools WORSE.
I know people hearing these problems will simply say "Well dont have sex if you can't deal with the consequences." That isn't practical. It will NEVER work. It will NEVER happen, so it's a useless point to make. People have sex. End of story. Once people accept that, and then deal with the repercussions of such in the best way possible, it would be awesome. The best way possible does NOT mean defunding planned parenthood, or making abortion illegal. It does NOT involve taking away birth control.
It means providing support and resources for all ages and walks of life, of which abortion is included as a resource.
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