The Ladies Teen, Overall Birth Rates Up; Abortions Down
posted by January 17 at 16:17 PMon
Here’s some rather disturbing news! While abortions are down in the US to their lowest level since 1974, it might be because women and teenage girls just don’t have access to abortion anymore—according to Newsweek, 87 percent of US counties don’t have a single abortion clinic—and are carrying more unwanted pregnancies to term; in 2006, more babies were born in the US than in the previous 45 years. Experts attribute the rise to “a decline in contraceptive use, a drop in access to abortion, poor education and poverty.” Awesome! Meanwhile, the teen birth rate, which had been declining started to go back up again in 2006. Finally, the “family values” warriors have something to celebrate.
Image credit Milwaukee, WI United Way.