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In the Netherlands, abortion is freely available on demand. Yet the Netherlands boasts the lowest abortion rate in the world, about 6 abortions per 1000 women per year, and the complication and death rates for abortion are miniscule. How do they do it? First of all, contraception is widely available and free — it’s covered by the national health insurance plan. Holland also carries out extensive public education on contraception, family planning, and sexuality. An ethic of personal responsibility for one’s sexual activity is strongly promoted. Of course, some people say that teaching kids about sex and contraception will only encourage them to have lots of sex. But Dutch teenagers tend to have less frequent sex, starting at an older age, than American teenagers, and the Dutch teenage pregnancy rate is 9 times lower than in the U.S.

I endorse evidence-based medicine, and evidence-based activism.


But when have you known America to give a shit about evidence? 30% believe we didn’t go to the moon and half still call the Civil War the “War of Northern Aggression”. I mean the whole country basically exists because a bunch of fucking pilgrims put their fingers in their ears and went “Lalalalala not listening to words about being taxed as a colony…dooododododododod there are no natives…blahblahblahblah Who ever heard of ethically egregious slavery? Give us tea and religious autonomy you pudding eating fucks!” at the top of their lungs.

The country is systemically arrogant, and you can see it in how they teach their own history (or completely fail to teach it) in the fucking schools.

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