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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:46 PM

US abortions fall 5%, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the recession and its aftermath in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, perhaps because women are more careful to use birth control when times are tough, researchers say.

The decline, detailed on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, came in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Both the number of abortions and the abortion rate dropped by the same percentage.

Some experts theorize that some women believed they couldn't afford to get pregnant.

"They stick to straight and narrow ... and they are more careful about birth control," said Elizabeth Ananat, a Duke University assistant professor of public policy and economics who has researched abortions.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/us-abortions-fall-5-pct-biggest-drop-decade#overlay-context=article/un-congo-rebellion-stretching-peacekeeping-force

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Reply US abortions fall 5%, biggest drop in a decade (Original post)
The Straight Story Nov 2012 OP
bluestateguy Nov 2012 #1
xchrom Nov 2012 #2
enlightenment Nov 2012 #3
superpatriotman Nov 2012 #4
SalviaBlue Nov 2012 #5
valerief Nov 2012 #6
PennsylvaniaMatt Nov 2012 #7
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #8

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:51 PM

1. Obama will get absolutely no credit for this from the fundagelicals

Just watch.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:03 PM

2. Du rec. Nt

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:24 PM

3. "They stick to the straight and narrow"

- damn, but isn't that a nicely coded phrase for 'good girls keep their knickers up' . . .

It would be nice to see a corollary study of the increase in births, before they conclude that the increasing restrictions on abortion are not relevant to the decrease.

The only comment to that effect in the article was this:

Mississippi had the lowest abortion rate, at 4 per 1,000 women of child-bearing age. The state also had only a couple of abortion providers and has the nation's highest teen birth rate. New York, second to California in number of abortion providers, had the highest abortion rate, roughly eight times Mississippi's.


How can they claim that access doesn't impact the numbers?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. I credit the proliferation of condom commercials

and the quiet continuance of Jocelyn Elders circa-90's masturbation edicts!


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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:32 PM

5. Couldn't the availability of "Plan B"

be a factor?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:25 PM

6. Were more babies born instead of aborted? Wasn't stated in the article.

Maybe it's the Pat Robertson influence.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:38 PM

7. But, But, But....

I was just on Free Republic, and I thought that Obama was so pro-abortion, he performs them every week for free in the White House, funded completely by Medicaid!?!?

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:11 PM

8. Damn fucking liberals pushing their abortion agenda.

 


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