Utah lawmaker says providing birth control for poor women would prevent hundreds of abortions

Salt Lake Tribune By MICHELLE L. PRICE The Associated Press Published: July 13, 2017 10:03AM Updated: July 13, 2017 10:03AM A plan to cover the costs of birth control for poor women in Utah would help women and families climb out of poverty by preventing unwanted pregnancies and save taxpayer money and prevent abortions, a state lawmaker working on the proposal said Wednesday. Utah is one of seven states that don’t offer family planning coverage for low-income residents, but Rep. Ray Wa...
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Utah is no longer the nation’s most fertile state

By William Mathis The Salt Lake Tribune First Published Jul 16 2017 07:00AM • Last Updated Jul 17 2017 09:48 am Fertility rank » The state slips as the number of babies born to women in their early 20s decreased by more than 28 percent between 2007 and 2015. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Email Print Share This Article When Heather and Benjamin Sessions exchanged wedding vows at the Salt Lake Temple in 2003, they knew they were ready to spend the rest of their lives together. But the...
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Links to other Organizations

Family Planning 2020 is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how to have children. Planned Parenthood Pathfinder International, based in Massachusetts, supports sexual and reproductive health throughout the world. UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability PopOffsets, started by the British organization Population Matters, helps individuals and organizations to offset their carbon ...
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Current News

  Current News: 4-12-2015: Smart Girls vs. Bombs, by Nicholas Kristof. Details at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-smart-girls-vs-bombs.html?_r=0 "To reduce birthrates, it particularly helps to educate girls: Every extra four years of primary schooling for a girl is linked to about one fewer child." 3-26-2015: 16 Writers on the Decision to not have Kids, a book by Meghan Daum. 3-16-2015: Do You Need More Children? is a Chronicle of Higher Education ess...
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UPEC Picks

A UPEC pick! Mark Thomas, Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism, August, 2014: Former board member Mark Thomas' updated essay on Truth and Population in Mormon writings and symbolism. Another UPEC pick! - the SUNZEE Car: www.sunzeecar.com Solar Powered Vehicles for a Sustainable Future - a project of UPEC Board Member, Dr. Andrew Schoenberg And Another UPEC pick! Alan Weisman, Countdown, Back Bay Books, 2013 (paperback 2014). Countdown is a very recent, complete, and extremely well-writ...
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Learning More

LEARN! Here are additional resources, links,  and related information to keep you current, aware, and enhance your (and our) perspectives. Enjoy. http://blueplanetunited.org http://vitalsigns.worldwatch.org/vs-trend/will-population-growth-end-century Population and Development: http://www.worldwatch.org/making-connection-population-dynamics-and-climate-compatible-development-0 Low Fertility? Really a Problem?http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6206/229 No Children? http://www.psychologyt...
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