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Spanish study shows contraceptive use, abortion rate rise together

Catholic World News - January 03, 2011

Spain’s abortion rate more than doubled from 1997 to 2007, despite a steep rise in the use of contraceptives, a new study shows.

The authors of the study, puzzled by the results, conclude: “The factors responsible for the increased rate of elective abortion need further investigation.” But the same phenomenon has been evident for years in the US and other countries.

Pro-life activists have frequently pointed out that the promotion of contraceptives encourages promiscuity, with abortion quickly becoming accepted as an option when contraceptives fail. It is revealing that the owners of abortion clinics, who earn their profits from unplanned pregnancies, frequently distribute contraceptives.

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  • Posted by: rpp - Jan. 06, 2011 10:38 AM ET USA

    Pope Paul VI was right!

  • Posted by: happyseaotter8027 - Jan. 03, 2011 11:55 PM ET USA

    Wasn't the availability of contraception supposed to result in a decrease in the number of abortions? Well, it didn't. Both contraception and abortion are results of an increasing lack of respect for the sanctity of human life. If contraception doesn't work, get an abortion. How cheap human life is today!

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