“there would be more abortions performed in this country if Planned Parenthood didn’t exist”
Med student blogger “Over my med body” learned a few things during his rotation through a Planned Parenthood clinic:
All the women I see in clinic are sexually active. And most are working or middle class at best by income standards (the average 2 bedroom apartment in the area runs you at least $1400 a month), most are uninsured, and most do not have another source of medical or reproductive care. And none want to get pregnant.
Now just take away Planned Parenthood, add in the costs to see a health care provider and pay for contraceptives, and imagine how many more of my patients would become pregnant. Keeping everything else the same, you’d find many more women in the difficult position of considering an elective termination of pregnancy.
Found via Kevin, MD