RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2021, 15:42:
Blame me. I only read the headline: Why Texas's strict abortion law is terrible for the economy
It has bunches of stats, suffice to say not being able to terminate an unwanted pregnancy leads to nothing good.
That is very true, but as witnessed, I really don't think they care about that all too much.
That being said Texas has what they call CHIP, or Children's Health Insurance Program (low-income, but still too high to be covered by Medicaid), but alas they shot down adding contraceptive coverage to it despite having a massive increase in teenage pregnancies, they were like 9th in the US if I remember correctly.
An article explaining this can be found here
. I mean, they have made it so you have to play insurance roulette just to get anything done there.
There's literally hundreds of articles all explaining that Texas goes well out of its way to make it difficult for people to control unplanned pregnancies...well, outside of the touted abstinence methods, which anyone with half a brain cell knows isn't a plausible methodology.