Teen birth rates highest in most religious states

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Teen birth rates highest in most religious states
MSNBC - 9-17-09Link may be due to communities frowning on contraception, researchers say
U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests.
 
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Maybe some people in the red states should put down the twinkies and pick up the Trojans?
 

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Well perhaps the abortion rate is higher in Liberal states? Yep, it's in your link:

For instance, the results showed more abortions among teenagers in the less religious states, which would skew the findings since fewer teens in these states would have births. But even after accounting for the abortions, the study team still found a state's level of religiosity could predict their teen birth rate. The higher the religiosity, the higher was the teen birth rate on average.
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Religious States: Higher Birthrate.
Liberal States: Higher Abortion Rate.

Wow, I would have never predicted that. :rolleyes:
 
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and your point is?
 
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"But even after accounting for the abortions, the study team still found a state's level of religiosity could predict their teen birth rate. The higher the religiosity, the higher was the teen birth rate on average."
 

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Teen birth rates highest in most religious states
MSNBC - 9-17-09Link may be due to communities frowning on contraception, researchers say
U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests.
The religious right denies contraception or sex education to their teens, thinking their good girls and boys won't have sex. Oh, please.
 

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Teen birth rates highest in most religious states
MSNBC - 9-17-09Link may be due to communities frowning on contraception, researchers say
U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests.
The religious right denies contraception or sex education to their teens, thinking their good girls and boys won't have sex. Oh, please.
Did they compare pregnancy rates, or only birth rates?
 
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abortion is paid for by the patient.... how much does teen birth cost the healthcare system from the birth till the child pays it's own way?
 

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Well perhaps the abortion rate is higher in Liberal states? Yep, it's in your link:

For instance, the results showed more abortions among teenagers in the less religious states, which would skew the findings since fewer teens in these states would have births. But even after accounting for the abortions, the study team still found a state's level of religiosity could predict their teen birth rate. The higher the religiosity, the higher was the teen birth rate on average.
Cliffs:
Religious States: Higher Birthrate.
Liberal States: Higher Abortion Rate.

Wow, I would have never predicted that. :rolleyes:
how easy was that? :lol::lol::lol:
 
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Well perhaps the abortion rate is higher in Liberal states? Yep, it's in your link:

For instance, the results showed more abortions among teenagers in the less religious states, which would skew the findings since fewer teens in these states would have births. But even after accounting for the abortions, the study team still found a state's level of religiosity could predict their teen birth rate. The higher the religiosity, the higher was the teen birth rate on average.
Cliffs:
Religious States: Higher Birthrate.
Liberal States: Higher Abortion Rate.

Wow, I would have never predicted that. :rolleyes:
Even accounting for abortions? What do you think the STD rate is in comparison? So not only are they unwed and pregnant, but diseased. Wow, how, uh, Christian.

Well, we know the southern attitude. They got pregnant, they must suffer the consequences. No help. No insurance. They are parasites on society. Unless the grandma is Sarah Palin. Then it's ok.
 

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wrong again, dick breath, conservatives pay taxes, democwats do not. so we know who the parasites are.
 
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being an overweight and pregnant teen must cost the healthcare system even more.....


 

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abortion is paid for by the patient.... how much does teen birth cost the healthcare system from the birth till the child pays it's own way?
I prefer late-term abortions for the undesirables, ages 18-80. That saves the healthcare system even more.
 

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Even accounting for abortions? What do you think the STD rate is in comparison? So not only are they unwed and pregnant, but diseased. Wow, how, uh, Christian.
Well, we know the southern attitude. They got pregnant, they must suffer the consequences. No help. No insurance. They are parasites on society. Unless the grandma is Sarah Palin. Then it's ok.
"Southern Attitude" huh?:
AIDS & HIV statistics for the USA by state and city

Area of residence AIDS cases per 100,000 population in 2007
Alabama 8.4
District of Columbia 148.1 :eek:
New York 24.9

Last time I checked, D.C. wasn't in the south.
 
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Even accounting for abortions? What do you think the STD rate is in comparison? So not only are they unwed and pregnant, but diseased. Wow, how, uh, Christian.
Well, we know the southern attitude. They got pregnant, they must suffer the consequences. No help. No insurance. They are parasites on society. Unless the grandma is Sarah Palin. Then it's ok.
"Southern Attitude" huh?:
AIDS & HIV statistics for the USA by state and city

Area of residence AIDS cases per 100,000 population in 2007
Alabama 8.4
District of Columbia 148.1 :eek:
New York 24.9

Last time I checked, D.C. wasn't in the south.
:eek: is right,, somebody in DC is fucking up big time!
 

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less than 20% of teens in Alabama can name the first President! Bet ya they can quote from the bible though?
 

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