Birth control is key to preventing abortions
I hope the group praying to end abortion is successful, but I think promoting contraception is a more effective approach ("Group prays for an end to abortion," Oct. 18). It is unplanned pregnancies that end in abortion, and Planned Parenthood reports that half of all U.S. pregnancies are unintended.
Bloomberg.com reports that after a decade of decline, the U.S. teen pregnancy rate increased 3% in 2006. That resulted in a 4% increase in teen parenthood and a 1% increase in teens having abortions. The massive amounts spent by the Bush administration on abstinence-only sex education were obviously wasted.