Shocking Revelation: Increased Access to Contraception Reduces Abortion
From 1998 through 2004, the number of abortions in Oregon fell from 14,344 to 11,443, according to the Department of Human Services. The anti-choice crowd has failed to pass restrictive abortions laws in Oregon, including waiting periods and restrictions on family planning clinics, so what's behind the rate drop?
Dr. Mark Nichols, medical director of Planned Parenthood and a professor at Oregon Health & Science University, attributes it mainly to increased access to birth control, including newer methods, such as the vaginal ring and the contraceptive patch.Proving their goal is not to reduce unwanted pregnancies, Oregon 'Right to Life' is gathering signatures to put a parental notfication measure on the state ballot.
Oregon legalized abortion in 1969, four years before the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling.