We mentioned over the weekend that a program in St. Louis which gave away free birth control to teens had remarkable success reducing the teen pregnancy and abortion rate. We thought, hope against hope, that perhaps someone like Sen. Jason Rapert, might note that there might be more effective approaches to reducing the number of abortions than political grandstanding and unconstitutional legislation. Nope.
Here’s Rapert at a Vilonia Area Chamber forum last week. He was asked whether, given his opposition to abortion, he would do anything to increase access to contraception.
“Actually, birth control is not an abortion issue,” he said. “That’s a contraceptive issue. Totally different issue.”