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Mom's Small Lead Exposure Makes Kids Obese; Birth Control Saves $$$; Pro-Choice Strategy Failed Women?

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Birth Control Saves Money. Lots of It.. A study of Medicaid found that contraceptive services saved $4.26 for every dollar invested. Insurers pay $18,329 for the average vaginal delivery and $27,866 for the average C-section (prices for the uninsured are much higher: $30,000-$50,000). Nearly half of these pregnancies are unplanned — and direct costs from unintended pregnancies total more than $5 billion annually. On the other hand, contraception costs $100-$600 annually and cuts the risk of unplanned pregnancies to nearly nothing. Estimates of the savings vary: $6,000-$10,000 per person for every two years on contraception; another: $13,000 over five years of contraceptive coverage.

 

Has Pro-Choice strategy Of Last 40 Years Failed Women? “What once was maybe a Christian-Fascist movement against women’s right to abortion really got elevated and brought into the halls of power,” says Sunsara Taylor of Stop Patriarchy. “Starting with Ronald Reagan, continuing under Bush, escalating Bill Clinton (quiet as it is kept: Bill Clinton who signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which became the foundation for the recent Hobby Lobby decision).”

 

Pregnant women exposed to even small amounts of lead ‘more likely to have obese children.’ The effects of lead pollution on the brain and nervous system are already well known. Now researchers at the University of Michigan have found the first link between the metal and weight gain in future generations.

 



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