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    Christina commented on the post, Abortion

    HI Liv! In my article, I researched this relationship between reducing abortion rates and restrictions to abortions. I found that contrary to what some may believe, restricting access to abortion does not reduce abortion rates. Instead, I found that what does reduce abortion rates is increased access to contraception, expanded sex education to…Read More

  • Wesley, we both researched a similar topics, but covered different sides of it. While I looked at how to reduce abortion rates, you researched how to reduce teen abortion rates. It was interesting to see that improving sex education was a solution to both of our questions. Have you considered increased access to contraceptives as a way to reduce…Read More

  • Wow. The statistic, “That is enough for 34 pills per resident for the entire county,” really made me realize how widespread and significant this problem is. Being able to visualize the amount of pills each person would have drives home the fact that there are too many pills being distributed.

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    Many people think that by making it harder for women to access abortions through methods like abortion restrictions, abortion rates will drop. Although there has been a decline in abortion rates in the past few

    What is the Best Way to Reduce Abortion Rates?

    Many people think that by making it harder for women to access abortions through methods like abortion restrictions, abortion rates will drop. Although there has been a decline in abortion rates in the past few years, coinciding with many...

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    • Christina, this is such an important topic in this day and age! Thank you for speaking on it by creating a well-educated statement. I whole-heartedly agree with your proposed solution and think it’s a full-proof plan. This article illustrates the methodology of a solution similar to yours and is very good at explaining its intent: https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/access-to-free-birth-control-reduces-abortion-rates/. Thank you for your post, I’m glad someone notices the parts where we are failing the female population of our country and isn’t stubborn enough to see there are other ways of figuring out the problem.

    • Such an important healthcare topic. I wonder how much politics are impeding or supporting solutions to more thorough sexual education and access, given today’s political climate.

    • I found your article very informative. I believe that, unfortunately, this is a rising issue in our society. I like your approach to provide a solution. Even though contraceptions may not be the best option, it is definitely one that I see making improvements to the numbers.

    • I really like your article and it’s so important to discuss about this topic. Yes some think that restricting people will help, in reality it does exactly the opposite. I liked your plan of action to help prevent more abortions it is very planned out and detailed.

    • Dear Christina: 
      I am intrigued by your post “What is the Best Way to Reduce Abortion Rates?” because it’s important to recognize that the elimination of abortions does not equal the same of getting it rid of together. I think it’s a great recognition that there are no links between restricting abortions and a decline in the abortion rate. 
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “To combat this, expanding sex education to include contraceptive methods would increase the number of teens who receive contraception, therefore decreasing the abortion rate”(Christine, paragraph 5). I think this is important because if more teens and young adults were informed more on sex education then maybe there wouldn’t be as many abortions as well as a decrease in cost for these contraceptives that can prevent unwanted pregnancies. 
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was a very informative topic to read about as a young female. As well as seeing what the world can do better on providing safe ways to not become pregnant.
      Aaliyah

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    The article The Age of Consent Should Be Eighteen makes the argument that the legal age of consent should be 18 because younger than that, kids are not mature enough to give consent younger. Setting a legal

    Opposing Viewpoints: Age of Consent

    The article The Age of Consent Should Be Eighteen makes the argument that the legal age of consent should be 18 because younger than that, kids are not mature enough to give consent younger. Setting a legal age of...

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