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Trump Wants To Replace Birth Control With The Dubious ‘Pull Out Method’ – A Notoriously Faulty Form Of Birth Control

The Trump administration is consistently making aggressive ideological changes to the government. And this time around, the inconsistencies of Donald Trump aren’t only restricted to the political platform. The Trump administration wants to replace reliable methods of birth control with “fertility awareness.” A technique that fails nearly a quarter of women each year.

While the media circus around Donald Trump grows ever wider, a memo from the members of the White House Domestic Policy Council was leaked to Crooked Media:

The memo called for halving the budget of “the grant program that provides family planning and prevention services to the poor and divert[ing] the money into programs to promote “fertility awareness” methods of birth control.”

The seemingly innocuous little section will be included in the 2018 budget.

Fertility awareness is basically a coin toss:

If you’re not familiar with what fertility awareness is; Fertility planning is also known as the “rhythm method” requires women to follow their menstrual cycles diligently. And tracking your fertile and non-fertile days to avoid sex during that time. This method is a particularly faulty method of birth control with a failure rate four times that of birth control.

However, it’s a favorite of social conservatives:

An author of the memo, Katy Talento, once wrote an article for right-wing outlet The Federalist, “Is chemical birth control causing miscarriages of already-conceived children?” she asked. “What about breaking your uterus for good?”

In this statement, Talento, who also works on the health care policy for White House Domestic Policy Council, clearly linked birth control to abortion.

Alexandra Campau, her co-author, a “special advisor to the president on economic policy” suggested such unwise things as “cutting environmental health, injury prevention, and occupation safety,” defunding teen pregnancy and “working with adolescents on sexual risk avoidance” and using “fertility awareness methods.”

Translation: abstinence, the lady makes $115,000 a year to suggest such absurd things.

This memo is just the beginning of a rampantly conservative wish list of budgetary concerns. The latest in the host of very clear warning signs, Trump is quietly changing America for the worst.

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