Skip to comments.Colorado abortion rates keep declining. Free IUDs and easier access to the pill are the reason.
Posted on 10/21/2019 7:46:52 AM PDT by Morgana
Abortion rates have dropped again in Colorado, and heath authorites are crediting increased access to birth control statewide.
Pharmacists have written thousands of prescriptions for the birth control pill since 2017, when Colorado became only the third state in the nation to allow women to get prescriptions for oral contraceptives at the pharmacy instead of only from a doctor.
State and federal dollars are funding free and low-cost IUDs intrauterine devices that prevent pregnancy for five years or more for low-income women and teens who visit community health clinics across the state.
Another contributing factor: the so-called morning-after pill has been available over the counter at Colorado pharmacies since 2013.
The goal has always been access, said Gina Moore, assistant dean for clinical and professional affairs at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. We are just really pleased.
Nationwide, the number and rate of abortions have declined to the lowest levels since abortion became legal in 1973, according to the latest report from the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks abortion across the country. In Colorado, there were 12,390 abortions in 2017, the most recent year included in the report released this fall. That compares with 14,710 abortions in 2011.
Not all of those abortions were for Colorado women. An unknown number of women traveled from other states to have abortions here. Regardless, there was a 10% drop in the abortion rate for Colorado from 2014 to 2017 that is 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women in 2014, compared with 10.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2017.
Its impossible to parse how much Colorados birth control protocol, which allows pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives, has affected abortion rates. But public health officials are thrilled with how pharmacies have put the 2016 state law to use.
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The prolife movement is the reason and it is a tremendous success.
A drop in abortions won’t hurt the abortion clinic business.
They will just raise fees for body parts.
Make “The Pill” over the counter and the costs would go down, saving us the tax payers billions
Wonder how long is it before the lawsuits happen.
Murder Inc. stands to lose funds bribes to ensue.
This pro-life yet pro-contraceptive logic is harmful. Would love your take.
what do you know: pills iuds — actual planned parenthood. hooray.
Im not mrs don o but these are just different abortions going on. The iud and many varieties of the pill can and do do early abortions. If you are against abortion you shouldnt use them - apparently some varieties of the pill are ok ( Id not use it anyway cause I think harmful to women)
Barrier methods and avoidance methods arent abortifacient.
Gotcha. Well Catholic logic dictates that barrier/avoidance are problematic as well.
I suspect HPV plays a part as well.
This is a good thing.
What we need is transdermal hormonal birth control: less unhealthy than oral, and a patch that might only need be worn 2 weeks of the month. It can be done to enhance a womans / girls moods too, if done correctly,
My family and I did a lot of nursing home visitation and the saddest people I ever saw were the very successful career women who eventually ended up in one of those places. You could tell the mothers and fathers because of all the family pictures on the walls or nightstands, the different letters or even visitors they talked about.
But the career women had no letters, no pictures, no visitors. All their friends were dead or in different nursing homes, going through the same things.
Birth control pills eventually take away the ability to have children, or give the woman breast cancer and the chemo takes away the ability. Growing old might be uncomfortable, but growing old alone is a nightmare.
Not the pill, which stops ovulation.
The IUD does not stop ovulation. So sperm can meet egg. But when the fertilized egg travels, it finds no place to implant. It can implant in the tube (can happen without the iud as well) and be potentially deadly if not discovered.
Still, lets put a working iud into perspective. Of all fertilized new embryos, only 50% or less go all the way. So having a new embryo not make it because of (the usual) chromosomal abnormality in nature , or no fluffy lining to start growing in, doesnt seem as horrible as an 8 week old baby with beating heart being destroyed.
Most miscarriages happen even before the test goes +. Otherwise every act of sex when there is an egg would result in pregnancy. The next most common miscarriage happen once these early tests prove pregnancy hormones, but sadly she gets her period and it didnt stay.
Yes. Roman Catholics consistent with church teaching would not utilize any birth control regimens except for avoidance strategies such as rhythm or calendar method.
I am Protestant but regardless, a consistent Roman Catholic would be very close to my ethics on this issue.
“Well Catholic logic dictates that barrier/avoidance are problematic as well”
Well Catholic logic is to produce more Catholics. It has NOTHING to do with Pro Life.
More babies born to Catholic parents, means more Catholic kids.
More Catholic kids, means more Catholic adults, who have more Catholic babies.......
I’m not saying that Catholics aren’t Pro Life. They are fervently Pro Life and I commend them for that, but lumping in contraception with abortion is just nuts and grapes.
Contraception is the SECOND best way to prevent pregnancy/abortion.
(The day after pill is just that! A day TOO LATE. These are not contraception pills, but ABORTION pills.) They are “post” ception not “contra” ception.
We are having great success in our petition drive in Colorado to prohibit abortions after the 22nd week. (to have the issue placed on the 2020 ballot)
That 10% decline is typical for the decline across America.
IUD operates by causing a. Abortion
Same as a large percentage of BCPs
Such ignorance. Why wouldnt snowflakes whine incessantly. They get shoved into daycare deserted by their parents if theyre lucky enough to survive life in the womb
All forms of birth control are evil
In a marriage as a man you need to be able to control yourself
If you cant then youre not a man
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