The State of Zena’s recently passed legislation banning outdoor advertising for “day after birth control contraceptive” during the months of May – September. This legislation was based several studies which led the State of Zena to conclude that the attempted use day after birth control contraceptives was leading to an increase in teenage pregnancies, which negatively impacted the State’s population and budget.
State Medicaid expenses for teenage pregnancies were rising. From 201- 2015 pregnancies in the 15 – 20-year-old population, resulting in births January -April had risen 25%. Costs of Medicaid prenatal care had increased from 2010 – 2015 as had the Medicaid expenditures for infant care. Ultimately, costs of Public assistance expenditures had increased during this time.
During this same time studies showed negative growth in employment in the 15 – 20 age group, declining 25% in the past ten years. Female job seekers of the 20 – 30-year-old population had declined 10 % and the number of part time summer jobs had shrunk from 2010- 2015.
Another study showed the use of day after birth control contraceptives has increased in our teenage population, however their use has been improper - often accessing the contraceptive after its effective timing.
An independent study had been tracking high school, GED, Junior college and State college enrollment and graduation figures. Entrance and graduation rates for you females had declined across all education categories.
Teen Pregnancy Advocates desire to challenge this legislation. You are to prepare an IRAC to consider the strength of such a challenge based on the fact provided.
Each section of IRAC will be an independent assignment, when taken as a whole it is worth 75 points in your grade. You are asked to post and reply to the issue, rule and analysis and post only a conclusion. I suggest you open for yourself a separate word document and develop as a unified IRAC each part and then paste the discrete parts to the appropriate canvas discussion.
ISSUE: Post due 9/28 11:59 pm 10pts, Reply due 9/29 11:59 pm 10 pts