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  1. Jul 2019
    1. Many can’t afford the cost of IUDs and implants, which can cost more than $800 and may not be covered by insurance.

      This is the major problem right here. The majority of women that have unplanned pregnancies and abortions are those with less education and lower economic status. They are not able to afford an IUD of $800, or the pill monthly which costs on average up to $50 a month. [(https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/family-finance/articles/the-cost-of-birth-control)]

    2. “The results of this study demonstrate that we can reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy, and this is key to reducing abortions in this country.”

      This last quote by Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD is vital to understand. Unplanned pregnancies and abortions are linked. I don't think most people realize that over 90 percent of abortions are due to unplanned pregnancies. We need to stop endlessly arguing about being pro choice or pro life. Instead we need to try and fix this problem at the source, then there won't even be a need for all these arguments. In turn we will help our current issues in child hunger, overcrowded orphanages and many other big issues our country is facing.

    3. From 2008 to 2010, annual abortion rates among study participants ranged from 4.4 to 7.5 per 1,000 women. This is a substantial drop (ranging from 62 to 78 percent) compared to the national rate of 19.6 abortions per 1,000 women in 2008, the latest year for which figures are available.

      I love this statistic in this article. It shows the real effect that offering them free birth has. Only 4.4 to 7.5 per 1,000 women had abortions compared to the national rate of 19.6 per 1000 women. Imagine amplifying that to the entire United States. There are approximately 155 million women in the United States. Imagine the effect of lowering the abortion rate by up to 78 percent.

    4. Each year, about 50 percent of all pregnancies that occur in the US are not planned, a number far higher than is reported in other developed countries.

      This is another very important statistic to understanding how big this issue has become. Half of all pregnancies that occur are not planned. This many unplanned pregnancies is a huge reason of we have to pay billions every year in welfare and food stamps. [https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(18)30029-9/fulltext] According to this site the global average is close to 44% for unintended pregnancies. We need to do what we can to help lower our percentage.

    5. Unplanned pregnancies are a significant problem in the United States. According to a 2012 Brookings Institution report, more than 90 percent of abortions occur due to unintended pregnancy.

      This is crucial to realize the importance of this statistic. Up to 90 percent of abortions that occur could be prevented, if we could help lower unintended pregnancies. After doing a lot of research I found that the, about 90 percent of abortions are unintended statistic, is quite accurate and average across America.