Thursday, February 4, 2016

Medicaid births rose after Texas cut Planned Parenthood funding

Cause, meet effect:
Women stopped using the most effective types of contraception and more babies were born on the government's tab after Texas cut off funding from Planned Parenthood clinics, a team of Texas researchers said Wednesday.
The number of claims for long-acting contraception plummeted by more than a third and births paid for by Medicaid rose 27 percent, the team at the University of Texas at Austin reported.
Unfortunately, for the fanatics who are running states like Texas, the rise in pregnancy is a feature, not a bug. I suspect they view unwanted pregnancy and the miseries this causes women and their children as  punishment for the crime of having sex. Having more and more children on medicaid is a political plus, providing the politicians cheerleading resentment a growing target to be angry about.

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