The Alan Guttmacher Institute recently released the newest information that they have available on induced abortion. For those that are unaware of the Alan Guttmacher Institute their mission statement is as follows "Advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis and public education" In reviewing the information of particular interest for me was the section on contraceptive use. 54 % having abortion used contraceptive the month they conceived, of those 76% of them were inconsistent with their use. 46% had not used birth control the month they conceived. 8% never used birth control. For me personally this is aggravating. It is basically like they are using abortion as birth control since they are not using birth control at all or haphazardly if they do. There is no excuse for this in today's society.
PLAGAL's stance is that life begins at conception thus the slogan HUMAN RIGHTS START WHEN HUMAN LIFE BEGINS. We recognize that it's members have different thoughts on the issue of birth control and take no official stance on the issue thus letting our membership form their own beliefs on the issue. We do however as a group do not support abstinence only education until marriage. One reason is that members of the LGBT community cannot get married so that would be hypocritical for us to even ask others to do what we cannot. You can view this publication at http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html