- Aug 28, 2015
I read the whole document. Surprise, surprise! The poorest girls are having the most abortions.Thanks for providing the Guttmacher Institute survey.
Here is more of their findings:
According to the Guttmacher Institute, abortion rates among Black women are much higher than we thought: They are four times the rate of white women. The report found that on average, 41 in 1,000 pregnancies among Black women (ages 15-19) are terminated compared to 10 among white women and 20 among Latinas.As far as your OP goes which focuses on PP. The issue is not about outlawing abortion. It is legal by law. The issue is whether or not Tax payers should fund PP.
Other findings included:
—The highest abortion rates among Black teens occur in Texas (78 per 1,000), New York (76 per 1,000), Delaware (51 per 1,000), Michigan (45 per 1,000), Ohio (35 per 1,000) and Rhode Island (30 per 1,000).
—While Black women account for 13 percent of the female population, they accounted for 30 percent of all abortions. In 2008, 75,960 Black teens 15-19 had abortions, compared to 65,972 among white teens and 41,465 among Hispanic teens.
—Thirty-three percent of women obtaining abortions lacked health insurance, 30 percent had private health insurance, Medicaid covered 31 percent and 5 percent had some other type of health insurance.
As far as me being confused? Far from it. I have a clear understanding of the powers that be in this country and in the West. But if it pleases you to call me confused, be my guest. I promise you I have been called worse.
Nevertheless the name calling doesn't change the facts, and adds very little to a debate.
And, let's go farther, as far as the adoption option. Nobody wants to adopt our kids, except gays and lesbians.