Republicans don't force people to have sex. If people don't want a child, there is a 100% chance method to not get pregnant: don't have sex.
This is a bit like saying, "you don't want to choke? Then don't eat. it is 100% successful". Sex is a part of life. It is a biological urge and part of the human experience. Telling people that they should just abstain from life is hardly a solution. Not only would that be draconian, it very obviously does not work. Abortion was illegal in alot of places for a long time. it never stopped abortions from taking place.
Throwing money at the problem doesn't fix it. When you do that, they can afford to have more kids. Especially when you provide more money per kid.
I'm not sure I understand your point. You say money wont' fix it, then explain how money would help fix it.
Sure, teach better sex ed. People need to cut the disconnect between sex and pregnancy and the responsibilities that come with it.
Totally agree. Alot of religious people are dead set against this though. They don't want their children to know how to have safe sex or the consequences if they should fail to do so. This is a massive part of the problem. If all children were taught this there would be less pregnancies.
I feel like we need an abortion thread, lol. Any other thoughts on using drugs during pregnancy?
Agreed. I think that your underling point is valid. Trying to find ways to prevent women from taking substances that would harm the development of a child would be a good thing. But since the republicans have poisoned the well for this topic, I seriously doubt any agreement could be reached until abortion rights are codified in law. Once those rights are protected, then I would imagine it would be much easier to make progress.