This is amazing: For the past six years, Colorado has provided teen and low-income women access to free birth control. The result? According to the state’s department of public health, the birthrate among teens statewide plunged 40% between 2009 and 2013. Abortions fell 42% in the same period. [CDPHE via NYT]
I wish the conservatives with their so-called “family values” would actually pay attention to stuff like this. They should love birth control because it lowers abortion rates and lowers the probability of people having babies when they aren’t yet prepared for them (which can lead to those “broken families” and single mothers they’re so worried about).