We wanted to share these numbers with you all. It was taken from Jane’s Due Process 2011 Impact Report, and allows us to see some of the reasons teen girls do not use birth control with affordability and education being some of the main factors. Furthermore, we see that most of the girls who reached out to Jane’s Due Process were girls of color. State policies and political propaganda, such as the shaming ad that Ale wrote about, work to sexualize and racialize, or create stereotype teen/girls of color as baby making machines and distorts some the actual causes and current state policies that take away these girls’ right to make decisions that affect their bodies and future by making laws that render them powerless.
Don’t give us that crap that they’re just girls and don’t have the mental capabalities to make these decisions. Don’t contribute to the disempowerment of girls. JUST DON’T. It is our duty to advocate for better education so that these girls can make up their own minds about things that affect their bodies.
source: Jane’s Due Process Impact Report