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Friday, October 15, 2004

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 Abortion rates increase under Bush

This is an interesting read by an anti-choice writer:
When President Bush took office, the nation's abortion rates were at a 24-year low.... Enter George W. Bush in 2001. One would expect the abortion rate to continue its consistent course downward, if not plunge. Instead, the opposite happened....

Under President Bush, the decade-long trend of declining abortion rates appears to have reversed. Given the trends of the 1990s, 52,000 more abortions occurred in the United States in 2002 than would have been expected before this change of direction.

How could this be? I see three contributing factors:

First, two thirds of women who abort say they cannot afford a child....

Second, half of all women who abort say they do not have a reliable mate....

Third, women worry about health care for themselves and their children....

What does this tell us? Economic policy and abortion are not separate issues....

1 Comments:

Anonymous mz said...

I just stumbled across this (really old) post via google. It turns out Stassen's analysis had major statistical flaws. The Guttmacher Institute (affiliated with Planned Parenthood) released a report stating that the abortion rate has actually dropped during the Bush Administration. Read more here: http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2008/01/17/index.html

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