Sex Survey Reports Abortion Is Not Being Used as Birth Control
1994, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
WOMEN AREN'T USING abortion as a form of birth control as some abortion rights opponents have argued, researchers at the University of Chicago report in their new study.
Data obtained in the largest and most comprehensive survey of American sexual behavior indicate that more than 70 percent of women who have had an abortion have had only one. Roughly 19 percent claim to have had two, and 8 percent claim to have three or more.
Edward Laumann, one of the Chicago researchers, said that based on this data, arguments suggesting abortion is being used as alternative birth control appear unfounded.
The researchers said policies that punish women for …
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