Katie V.: "Know why this is flawed? Because it doesn't take nearby states' analyses of treatment of teens from out of state."<quoted text>
From your link, "Now, I can already hear the arguments about the difference between correlation and causation, and I will grant that data like this doesn’t make a conclusive case that the decrease in the teen pregnancy rate is a direct consequence of Planned Parenthood being forced to scale back and eventually go out of business entirely." The author then points out s/he is not a statistician, but is schooled in that oh so subjective area of "common sense".
Know why this is flawed? Because it doesn't take nearby states' analyses of treatment of teens from out of state. Somebody linked up a similar claim regarding Philadelphia, but that report didn't show how many were now heading to New York or other nearby states to take care of business.
All you're doing is what's already been claimed by those trying to protect civil rights from being stripped away. You're making it difficult for girls/women to attain safe, legal medical help at affordable rates. That's what you've been so proud of "chipping away" at... as if it's going to *force* girls/women to be as *responsible* as YOU think they should be.
Let's review: Each of 16 counties in Texas panhandle had a Planned Parenthood facility, and 544 teens/yr (ages 13-17) became preganant. As Planned Parenthood clinics closed, the teen pregnancy rate consistently declined. After all Planned Parenthood clinics were finally closed, teen pregnancy averaged 373/year.
Now, you step forward and say that the reason teen pregnancy rates dropped was not because LOCAL Planned Parenthood clinics closed, but because teens sought "treatment from out of state" clinics.
So, Planned Parenthood is more effective in reducing teen pregnancies from long-distance than from LOCAL clinics?
I'm sure Planned Parenthood appreciates your confidence.
Maybe Planned Parenthood should require that teen patients to be from out of state. That way, they it can keep its promise of reducing teen pregnancies.
You inherited the "bad ideas" gene.