Contraceptives have a very poor record for preventing abortion. Too many abortions actually bear witness to contraceptive failures. Some 54 percent of women having abortions had been using contraceptives, while only 5 percent had never used them.
So, does it make any sense at all to make making contraceptives even more widely available the centerpiece of our national strategy for reducing abortions statistics? Does it make any sense at all to couple this with putting the fox in charge of the henhouse, teaching our youngsters to be promiscuous through installing the Planned Parenthood approach to sex education in our schools? Even a child can see the opposite outcome galloping toward us down the road!
Incredibly, these two provisions form the gist of the Prevention First Act, already introduced into both Houses of Congress. As a bonus, this pending legislation incorporates the worst features of FOCA, features designed to undo hard-won protections for women, their families and their health providers.
Should this bill pass under the radar and our noses into law, expect even greater assaults on women and their babies through abortion -- but only if we stand still and allow such a devastating law to be enacted.
Mary Ann Chimera, President
Democrats for Life of Ohio Inc.