Legislation aims to prevent unintended pregnancies and improve women’s access to essential healthcare services.
No matter where you stand on a woman’s right to choose, everybody wants to see fewer unintended pregnancies and abortions.
Because we know that abstinence education doesn’t work — after all, biology is what it is, and people are inclined to have sex when given the chance, especially hormonally-charged teenagers — the real solution is broader access to birth control.
In Michigan, the unintended pregnancy rate is as high as 80 percent among young women ages 15-19. That’s an awful lot of unintended pregnancies. To help reverse that trend, the Progressive Women’s Legislative Caucus has unveiled legislation that would help women take charge of their reproductive health.…