Abortions At Low Since 1976

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  1. Annie
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    Notice the dancing around for reasons?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/16/AR2008011603624.html

     
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    What's the increase in teenage pregnancies?

    From your link:

    So, while it's good that abortion numbers are down... I think if teenage pregnancies and the like are up, not such a good thing.
     
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    No, the overall trend for teen pregnancies is firmly downward. Last year there was a slight uptick, but not great enough to be seriously significant. Here's a link to data from 1990 to 2002.

    http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2006/09/12/USTPstats.pdf
     
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    One of those factors cited in the Boston Globe was the availablility of abortion clinics and doctors. Several states have clamped down on abortion rights.

    But that does not mean less abortions are happening. It means less are happening in clinical settings. We all know that if abortion was criminalized it would drive those who seek abortions into back-alley clinics or worse.
     
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    You wish.

    There has not been a huge upswing in illegal/unsafe abortions.

    The reason there are fewer abortions is because we have by and large stopped promoting them, and started promoting things like abstinence and adoption, and birth control by both parties.

    But mostly abstinence. Sad but true. Values are making a comeback.
     
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    yea, so is teen pregnancy.

    :thup: :thup:

    just say the word and I'll psot at least 5 sources that show what a failure abstinance programs have been and the rise of teen prgnancy.
     
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    http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/stateevaluations/index.htm
     
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    Was somebody proposing abstinence only?

    Didn't think so, moron. Try actually reading what's written, instead of instilling your own bias into everything.
     
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    I keep telling you allie-baby, just cause you say the same thing over and over doesn't mean anyone over here believes it. Just makes you look even more ignorant than you are.

    But keep going.... it's fun to watch you make a fool out of yourself. I think I'll go make popcorn and enjoy the show.
     
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    According to whom?
     

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