Put a plug in that shit, chica

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would take up the abortion case National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Xavier Becerra. The legal brief for Becerra — which defends a California law mandating crisis pregnancy centers post information about abortion — stated an eye-popping figure.

According to the State of California, more than half of pregnancies in the state are unintended.

“Some 700,000 California women become pregnant each year, and over half of these pregnancies are unintended,” the brief states. Let that sink in: More than half of the pregnancies in California are unintended. That means an estimated 350,000 unwanted children are conceived annually, in the nation’s most populous state.

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10 Responses to Put a plug in that shit, chica

  1. Padawan says:

    I don’t know of very many pregnancies that are/were “planned.”

    • Exile1981 says:

      I guess it depends on how they define it. Each time the wife and me wanted another child we didn’t use birth control. We left it too chance, the first time took us 2 years and I guess it was a surprise to get pregnant and it wasn’t planned for that second but it was a wanted baby. For our next three we managed to get pregnant within a month of stopping protection.

      So does that make ours planned or unplanned.

  2. Exile1981 says:

    Whats the ethnic breakdown of the wanted vs unwanted children?

  3. Mort says:

    More than 45% of pregnancies in the US are unintended.

  4. Rob says:

    I suspect the same population that have never made the connection between elementary hygiene and hepatitis is similarly in the dark about fucking vis-a-vis pregnancy.

    Diversity, of course, is our strength….

  5. Mad Jack says:

    I, personally, know of one pregnancy that was half unintended, and another pregnancy that was completely unintended. Actually, make that two pregnancies that were unintended. What that has to do with this thread, I’m not certain.

  6. If we just offed everybody in California, the number of unwanted pregnancies in California would decline drastically.

  7. Max Damage says:

    Is there some law against selling rubbers in California?

    Just asking…

  8. David Lawson says:

    What a tragedy, all those souls lost

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