Studies have shown that contraception increases sexual activity -- i.e., that more contraception means more sex.With this background in mind, Ms. Fluke's widely mocked claim that her and her collegiate sisters require free-at-the-point-of-receipt contraception--so that they may complete their studies unburdened by the consequences of their extra-curricular activities--looks even more farcical. Clearly the best thing Ms. Fluke's fornicating floozy flotilla can do to enhance their academic performance and unburden theirs and the public's bankbooks is to take advantage of birth control that is really free. Yes sports fans, the benefits of aspirin go beyond its analgesic and anti-coagulant properties...it is also quite effective at impeding the ability of spermatozoa from stumbling across an ovum. Whodathunkit?
In Sweden, between 1995 and 2001, teen abortion rates grew 32% during a period of low-cost condoms, oral contraceptives and over-the-counter emergency contraception. Similarly, National Review recently reported that "out of 23 studies on the effects of increased access to ECs, not one study could show a reduction in unintended pregnancies or abortions."
A recent ten-year study in Spain was reported to have found the same thing:
[C]ontraception use increased by about 60%, the abortion rate doubled. In other words, even with an increase in contraception use, there weren't fewer unwanted pregnancies, there were more.
Planned Parenthood's own affiliate, the Guttmacher Institute, showed simultaneous increases in both abortion rates and contraceptive use in the U.S., Cuba, Denmark, the Netherlands, Singapore, and South Korea. Guttmacher cites other countries as evidence of the opposite relationship, but it is noteworthy that many of those countries already had high abortion rates, often as part of existing coercive government policies.
Such an admittedly radical recommendation also comes with a number of other tangible benefits, to include protecting all those horizontally proficient coeds from STDs and abortions-disguised-as-EC. Who knows? They may even find that they are suddenly, surprisingly, more attractive as potential mates (due to lower partner counts) and less likely to have a happiness-destroying divorce after marriage.