2 Feb

The Idealogue

Dear Ms. Hussey,

I was reading your paper ‘Are Social Welfare Policies ‘Pro-life’? And I have a question concerning the distinction of the efficacy of the policy.
I believe there is a distinction between basic welfare and more advanced social assistance. As in: there may be stages in women’s economy of their choices that can be reflected by the amount, and kind, of social assistance available.

Hypothesis of stages:
1. Women who do not regularly use contraceptives (reflection of lower access/awareness or greater masochism) who do not abort due to lack of abortion resources and/or hope for planning of future (such as Emily Oster’s study of how awareness of AIDS does not lower risky sexual behavior due to low prospective of future life quality in certain communities http://www.ted.com/talks/emily_oster_flips_our_thinking_on_aids_in_africa.html )

2. Women who do not regularly use contraceptives but abort to increase future prospects.

3. Women who regularly use contraceptives and…

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