On abortion, conservatives preaching the model of utter failure


5 comments posted
Great Reminder

The attitude toward women is reflected in these statistics. Keep 'em pregnant and barefoot. Hey, MG! What's the correlation of poverty (barefoot) and teen pregnancy between the red and blue states?

Matsu's picture
Posted by Matsu on 28 February 2006 - 10:37pm
I don't know

...but if you have some info on this, it sounds like a good blog post topic! [wink-wink, nudge-nudge, say no more, eh?]

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 28 February 2006 - 11:47pm
Basic Premise is Flawed

This chart says a couple of things pretty clearly, but it doesn't say what our bloghost claims.

Given that abortion is legal in all 50 states:

It says a LOT more about how poverty limits access to abortion than it does about local legislative leanings.

And, it says a lot about how young women in liberal states are much more likely to abort.

If SD were somewhere in the top ten, I might be more inclined to agree with the post. But it's not, it's in the bottom half.

Wally's picture
Posted by Wally (not verified) on 1 March 2006 - 3:11pm
What exactly did I claim?

I don't see anything in that chart about poverty.

And your assertion that the chart says that liberal women abort more is without merit or support. The teen pregnancy numbers are irrespective of whether the pregnancies are carried to term. All the chart says is what the teen pregancy rate is, as indicated clearly in the chart.

So your basic comment is flawed, Wally.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 1 March 2006 - 3:25pm
Wally Wally Wally Wally Wally...

ya read it wrong, hon.... But I figured you'd recognise your name.

Marisacat's picture
Posted by Marisacat on 2 March 2006 - 4:11am