Cecile 'I Work Hard for My Salary' Richards and company still gush that it’s a wonderful thing whenever 'access' to emergency contraception is expanded — and they expect us to be fool enough to believe them.
A new article on so-called “emergency contraception” (hereafter: EC) was published last week in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Its central finding: We find that expanded access to EC has had no statistically significant effect on birth or abortion rates. If you’ve been following the research on EC in recent years, you’ll recognize that this is not so much news as it is further confirmation that the ever-increasing propagation of EC has been an utterly failed strategy. How utterly? Consider that when the FDA first approved EC pills in 1998, supporters predicted that “50 percent of all abortions and unintended pregnancies in this country could […]