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Patch's Poll: Are Women's Reproductive Rights Under Attack?

A new national poll says 1/3 of women think there is a broad effort to limit their access to reproductive services. Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released last week says that "one-third of American women believe there is a broad effort under way to limit their access to reproductive services including contraception, family planning and abortion," Reuters is reporting.

"But a larger number of women — 45 percent — believe the effort against reproductive rights is limited to some groups but is not wide-scale, the data showed."

What do you think? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

MAC June 13, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Karen, most pro-life folks I know are not trying to make abortion illegal, but rather to end the callous, profligate killing of unborn babies (53 MILLION aborted so far in the U.S.) that too many view as a convenient substitute for available contraception which they neglected to use. Several points to refute your cold and overly simplistic questions above: 1. Adoption, as Christina mentioned. 2. Condoms are readily available to teens, from PP and many schools, etc. Conservatives and Republicans are NOT trying to eliminate contraceptives, etc., but only to not be forced to PAY for abortions, through TAX $$ going to PP! 3. Thousands of pregnant teens CHOOSE to get pregnant and keep their babies, going on WELFARE, Karen! 4. You make this a $$ and cents issue, totally ignoring the sacredness of ALL life--and totally ignoring the untold grief, STDs, emotional distress (as in the "I Regret My Abortion" sign in the photo at top) etc. caused by the early and promiscuous sexual activity that PP in effect encourages in young people! Example: On the Denver PP website they say that the only "bad sex" is when there are "victims"! PP does this for their own selfish business model purposes, because it results in ABORTIONS for them, where they make their money!!!
Christina June 13, 2012 at 06:50 PM
No one is complaining about all the other services PP provides. Just Abortion. On one hand you say you are Pro-life and on the other you said if you did get pregnant you would voice your preference for abortion. You sound confused.
MAC June 13, 2012 at 07:20 PM
I agree with Christine, about PP, abortion, and that "You sound confused." It certainly is your choice to make--and I would be the last to encourage people to marry if they are unsure (or if the man is not committed to marriage and fatherhood), or have children if they don't want them! But I find it so strange when people are "engaged" for years and years! One can call herself "Pro-Life," but being "with" someone for 16 years, and being engaged for many years and not taking the "marriage" step, while 'fertility' is diminishing with age, could be seen as a real lack of desire to make a family by creating "Life." You might well say this is presumptuous, but in case you do really want children, I simply submit for your consideration that there are millions of career women who later regret their decision to put off marriage and children until career goals are met. Fertility does decline rapidly after the twenties. That is just a fact.
Andrew Ziemba June 13, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Oh jeez.... Ok Lauren let me clear up a few things for you. haha yeah every single government service does serve a purpose. It's just lower quality and more expensive than a free market private sector service. The price was cheaper because it was government subsidized. Performing the service costs less for YOU because it costs more for everyone else. The same service at your doctor would obviously cost more because your doctor is actually responsible for his or her practice, and has to balance the books, and cant offer poor service or they would go out of business. Government does not have to worry about ANY of the above! They exist no matter what. They overpay their employees with tax dollars no matter what! It doesn't matter who you are, what you make, or where you are from. Planned parenthood is an inefficient service, providing cheap services to anyone who wants them. Government in this form is terrible for the poor. They break your knees and then when you can't walk, they offer to sell you a wheel chair real cheap. Yeah isn't that so nice of them? If government hadn't broken your legs in the first place, you wouldn't need a wheel chair. In SIMPLER TERMS, if government hadn't destroyed competition in healthcare, poor people would be able to afford all of the things that are now offered at planned parenthood and it would be MUCH cheaper.
Christina June 13, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Like I said before, I have no problem with them teaching birth control and women's health. But their downfall is abortions. They have taken "women's health" way too far. Now PCO I know it well because it took me 10 years, two operations to have my first biological daughter. And going to 5 Doctors. This is after adopting three children and then having my second biological daughter. My first biological daughter also has PCO.She is now pregnant with triplets. And all are wanted. All are able to be afforded and taken care of. Although she was hoping for one. She was asked when she was told of the triplets, " we can take one or two out if you wish." She quickly told the doctor NO! What has happened to peoples morals are we so jaded that we can think of human life as something that is expendable all for the sake of convenience? What has happened to Being responsible for our actions?

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