National studies find that for every dollar spent on family planning, we save $24 in health care costs. These estimates of savings do not include longer term savings such as fewer exceptional need school age children due to fewer low-birth weight babies or lower rates of child abuse. Child abuse is more likely in low-birth weight babies or babies from unplanned and unwanted pregnancies. #

Do crisis pregnancy centers boast that kind of bang for the buck? #

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