Report urges boost for US family planning program

"NEW YORK – Publicly funded family planning prevents nearly 2 million unintended pregnancies and more than 800,000 abortions in the United States each year, saving billions of dollars, according to new research intended to counter conservative objections to expanding the program.

The data is in a report being released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive-health think tank whose research is generally respected even by experts and activists who don’t share its advocacy of abortion rights.

Report co-author Rachel Benson Gold called the family planning program “smart government at its best,” asserting that every dollar spent on it saves taxpayers $4 in costs associated with unintended births to mothers eligible for Medicaid-funded natal care."

news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090224/ap_on_re_us/family_planning

Anything to reduce abortions is good, but are they promoting contraception? If so, how can they truly seek to stop abortion if they promote something which will simply spread the problem further?

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