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It Takes a Generation

February 11, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

It Takes a Generation (Excerpt)

By David Brooks
See: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/24/opinion/brooks-it-takes-a-generation.html

…children need parents who are ready to care for them. But right now roughly half-a-million children are born each year as a result of unintended pregnancies, often to unmarried women who are not on contraception or are trying to use contraceptives like condoms or the pill. As the University of Pennsylvania’s Rebecca Maynard and Isabel Sawhill and Quentin Karpilow of the Brookings Institution have argued, if these women had free access to long-acting reversible contraceptives like I.U.D.’s, then the number of unintended births might decline and the number of children with unready parents might fall, too…


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